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Archive from April 2011
8th April 2011 Update 
(10 Apr 2011)
Apologies for the repetition but we are pleased to say there has still been no further information on the proposed planning application and no application has been received by Huntingdon District Council from npower. We are expecting an application to be submitted and the Action Group Committee continue to meet to put together our rebuttal document and an information pack to be distributed once planning is submitted. At this point we will be asking volunteers to help with distribution and other activities.

795 signatures from over 30 villages were obtained in support of the petition to request Huntingdon District Council to debate the motion requesting a minimum 2 kilometre distance between dwellings and large wind turbines based on the bill “Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill” currently before the Houses of Parliament. Thank you to everyone who collected the signatures and signed the petition.

Colin Watters has submitted the petition and it will be debated by HDC on Wednesday 20th April the meeting begins at 7.00pm at the Civic Suite at Pathfinder House, Huntingdon. The petitions are normally heard at the beginning of the evening so hopefully we will know the outcome by 8.00pm. If you are able to attend that would be fantastic because a show of support will focus the councillors’ minds I hope!!

On a related but different matter there is also an on line petition for people to sign at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/43355.html requesting

“In light of the many wide ranging concerns being raised by citizens and action groups across the UK, and the irrefutable international scientific evidence of the flawed technology, we, the undersigned, demand that the governing bodies of the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales) declare a UK-wide Moratorium on further wind farm development.” You click the “Sign the Petition” button and then have to fill in some details to ensure people don’t sign twice.

The energy company connected to the Bicton Wind Farm Application at Kimbolton decided to appeal against HDC’s decision to refuse the planning application. This appeal will begin on 16th August at Pathfinder House in Huntingdon and will last several days.

No further news on the Woolley Hill (near Ellington) application, Huntingdon District Council is now expected to make their determination on this planning application at either the May or June planning meeting.

 
(8 Apr 2011)
UPDATE – 03.2011 
(8 Apr 2011)
Since I last emailed you at the end of January there has been no further information on the proposed planning application and no application has been received by Huntingdon District Council from npower. We still expect an application to be submitted and are continuing to meet to put together our rebuttal document and an information pack to be distributed once planning is submitted. At this point we will be asking volunteers to help with distribution and other activities.

A petition has been raised by a private individual to request Huntingdon District Council to debate the motion requesting a minimum 2 kilometre distance between dwellings and large wind turbines based on the bill “Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill” currently before the Houses of Parliament. If anyone can help with obtaining the signatures it would be greatly appreciated. If HDC adopt this policy it will benefit the whole of the Huntingdon district and could help deter any future wind farm applications in this area. Please contact me if you are happy to assist either taking the petition round local villages or could place it in a local business for customers, employees or clients to sign. Those who sign must live or work in the Huntingdonshire area.

You may be aware that the energy company connected to the Bicton Wind Farm Application at Kimbolton has decided to appeal against HDC’s decision to refuse the planning application. If you feel strongly against this proposed wind farm application please could you write and support the campaign group by writing your letters of objection to (they require 3 copies):

The Planning Inspectorate

Michael Joyce

Room 3/16 Eagle Wing

Temple Quay House

2 The Square

Temple Quay

Bristol BS1 6PN

Quoting Reference - APP/H0520/A/11/2146394 and the site of the proposed development which is: Land to the west of Bicton Industrial Estate including disused airfield, Near Kimbolton Cambridgeshire, PE28 0LR

Alternatively send your letter by email to teamp1@pins.gsi.gov.uk and they will pass it on to other interested parties for you. If you require further information visit the Action Group website www.stopbictonwindfarm.org.uk .

There is no further news on the Woolley Hill (near Ellington) application, Huntingdon District Council is expected to make their determination on this planning application at either the April or May planning meeting.

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