12 December 2011

Proposed Wind Farm

More trouble for Vestas, as one of their turbines at Ardrossan bursts into flames, shedding burning debris. 

There's a new threat to our local environment - a giant wind turbine array is being proposed for the Frodsham Marshes.
Once again, this is a Green Belt site - see the Peel Energy website for details.

Editor's note:
This section of the ActonBridge.Org website discussed the proposed 12MW wind turbine installation on Green Belt land in Aston and Dutton, our neighbouring parishes just across the River Weaver. Each of the four Vestas V90 turbines would have been 125m (over 400 ft) tall, and visible for miles around. We've left the pages on-line to provide information and encouragement for the benefit other campaigns against inappropriate wind turbine development.

 

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS - ASTON GRANGE APPEAL DISMISSED!

The Planning Inquiry took place in August 2008 at the Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham, and the Inspector, Dr Pykett, produced his 19-page report in November. He Dismissed the Appeal, on the same grounds that residents and campaigners been arguing all along, that the openness of the Green Belt would indeed be harmed by the inappropriate development, and that the developer had failed to show the "very special circumstances" which would be necessary to overcome the presumption of such harm.

It was a huge relief, not just that our beautiful Weaver Valley won't be spoiled, but that three years' effort (and a great deal of sacrifice and expense) hasn't been in vain. We are enormously grateful to Mike Hall, MP for Weaver Vale, the local County and Borough Councillors, and everyone else who helped to achieve this.

 

Above - Article by James Wilson in the Northwich Guardian, 12. November 2008, p11
See below for details of the planning appeal.

Above, a typical 'farm' of wind turbines. Photo from Nordex GmbH, who kindly permit free use of the image.

The Chester Chronicle featured the Stop Aston Windfarm campaign on 23. November, with a full front page article (below).

The Chester Chronicle featured the Stop Aston Windfarm campaign on 23. November, with a full front page article (below).