There is also an article in today’s Evening Advertiser regarding the protest group setup regarding Honda and Ecotricity’s Wind Turbines. The article is available from here. The meeting described in the article is described here.
Isobel Downey from Ecotricity has provided a short statement on the subject:
Proposed wind turbines at Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM)
29th July 2010
Throughout the development of the proposals since 2006, Ecotricity and Honda have been available to answer any questions and queries about the proposals, and all queries received to date have been answered personally as they were received.
We held two public exhibitions at South Marston Village Hall and Meadowcroft Community
Rooms were on 24 and 30 June, where the full plans were on display for local people to view, and over 100 people attended. A dedicated webpage with key information and a regularly updated blog is also available at Ecotricity’s website.
Now the application has been submitted, members of the public can also view the complete planning application document at Swindon Borough Council’s planning department, and also submit their views to the council.
We have recently been contacted querying if these turbines will set a new precedent for being located to 600m from the nearest house in South Marston. Ecotricity have been successfully operating wind turbines for nearly 15 years and so have many sites within 600m of residential properties, including:
• Michelin Tyre factory, Dundee -340m from residential properties (tip height 120m) operational since 2006
• Swaffham, Norfolk – 335m from residential properties (tip height 120m) operational since 2003
• Green Park, next to the M4, Reading – 400m from residential properties (tip height 120m) operational since 2005.
If you have any further queries after reviewing this information, please do contact us at Ecotricity via Honda@ecotricity.co.uk and we will do our best to answer your queries quickly.