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Archive from February 2012
Update 6 February 2012 
(6 Feb 2012)
Update 6 February 2012

Hello Everyone,

No planning application has been submitted yet by npower to Huntingdon District Council for the proposed Wind Farm at Molesworth.

You may have seen in the news over the weekend that over 100 MPs have written to the Prime Minister urging a rethink over the subsidies given to wind turbines “we ask the Government to dramatically cut the subsidy for on-shore wind and spread the savings made between other types of reliable renewable energy production and energy efficiency measures.” Follow this link for the letter http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/9061554/Full-letter-from-MPs-to-David-Cameron-on-wind-power-subsidies.html The letter also states “We also are worried that the new National Planning Policy Framework, in its current form, diminishes the chances of local people defeating unwanted on-shore wind farm proposals through the planning system.” Also please see the link below for the article in the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9061997/101-Tories-revolt-over-wind-farms.html

It is important you write in the next few days, stating your views, to the Prime Minister in support of these MPs and copy in your local MP and any local or national newspaper to demonstrate that the views of these MPs are representative of the majority of those living in rural areas which are under threat of industrialization from wind turbines being erected less than a kilometre from their homes. As you know our local area has 3 planning decisions pending from appeals made by energy companies and at least a further 2 proposed planning applications. You need to send your letters to :- Prime Minister & First Lord of the Treasury, 10 Downing Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2AA. For those of you who live in the Huntingdon area your MP is likely to be Shailesh Vara and his email address is VARAS@parliament.uk and for East Northants it will be Louise Mensch louise.mensch.mp@parliament.uk

If you have not already done so please can you sign the petition REDUCE ELECTRICITY BILLS BY REFORMING THE SUBSIDIES FOR WIND FARMS on the HM Government Petition website http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22704 ""By reducing or ending the subsidies for wind-farms, we would benefit the poorest members of society, boost our manufacturing exports and, while doing so, would help protect what remains of our precious countryside."" There are now over 5500 signatures but we need many more and it is the top petition for the Department for Energy and Climate Change so encourage friends and family to sign this petition.

The latest news on proposals for wind farms in our area are:-

Bicton wind farm at Kimbolton the public enquiry has finally concluded with the closing statements made today and the Planning Inspector’s decision is expected in the coming months. More details can be found on the Action Group website http://www.stopbictonwindfarm.org.uk

Stop Woolley Hill wind farm action group at Ellington the inquiry was concluded in January and the Planning Inspector’s decision is expected on Friday 23rd March 2012. Further information can be found at http://stopwoolleyhillwindfarm.org

The Barnwell Manor wind farm, near Lyveden New Bield, Inquiry concluded on Tuesday 20th December with a decision likely to be announced in mid February. More details can be found at http://www.stopbarnwellmanorwindfarm.org.uk

A new action group has set up in our area opposing the installation of three 126 metre high turbines at Southoe near Grafham Water. Action group details and further information can be found at http://www.stopcommonbarnwindfarm.com

If you have any suggestions, comments or require further information please let me know.

Thank you for your continued support,

Vicky Wood

Chairman Stop Molesworth Wind Farm Action Group

Phone: 01832 710612 Email: info@stopmolesworthwindfarm.org.uk

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