18th September 2014

Easthorpe Wind Turbine 14/00712/FUL

Application can be found here:

http://publicaccess.melton.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=NBA0D2KO0F200

 

How to object:
Please see the quick guide below

  

1. Mark your Letter/e-mail:   OBJECTION

 

2. Quote the application number:  1400712//FUL

 

3. Include your own name and address

 

4. Objection reasons must be relevant to planning, for example:

 

I strongly object to this application because the claimed benefits do not outweigh the:

 

• Harm to the setting of Grade1 listed buildings, including Belvoir Castle and St Mary’s Church Bottesford
• Harm to the landscape character of the Vale of Belvoir
• Harm to the historic landscape of the Vale of Belvoir
• Cumulative harm from many wind turbine applications currently in planning and appeal (Some 30 in all)
• Adverse impact to recreational amenity – e.g. View from Beacon Hill

 

Please send your objection by email or letter using these addresses. 

 

By Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

By Letter: Development Control,
Melton Borough Council,
Parkside,
Station Approach,
Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,     LE13 1GH

 

 

 

 

 

The new application for a Wind Turbine at Field OS 1600 Castle View Road Easthorpe has been validated although there are no documents available on-line. 

 

Check Melton Borough Council website, the documents will be on-line soon.

 

See link below:

http://publicaccess.melton.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NBA0D2KO0F200

 

 

 PLEASE NOTE PHOTOS ONLINE AT MELTON

GROSSLY UNDERPLAY THE REAL VISUAL IMPACT

 

Melton Borough Council is advertising a planning

application in the

Melton Times and Grantham Journal

for a 150ft wind turbine at Easthorpe

Field 1600, Castle View Road, Easthorpe Bottesford

 There will be 21 days for submission of objections following

 advert dated the public 21th February,

deadline for submissions 14th March 2014.

 

 This is your last chance to write or email your objections to

Melton Borough Council to stop this development harming the Vale of Belvoir.

 

The application can be found here -

http://publicaccess.melton.gov.uk/PALiveSystem77/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=MT87T0KO00G00Application/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=MT87T0KO00G00

 

The Planning Committee voted for approval in December with a majority of only 1, with 2 abstentions.

Due to the lack of public consultation the application is now being advertised.

There is a clear concern for setting a precedent; where consent for 1 wind turbine is given more will follow.

Where is it?
South of Bottesford, between St Mary’s Church and Belvoir Castle, in the heart of the Vale. Location: Toston Hill; South of Easthorpe, West of Muston & only about a mile from the St Mary’s Bottesford.

How tall is it?
The turbine would be 46m/151 ft high to the tip of the rotating blades, as tall as the spire of Barkestone Church; St Peter & St Paul.

How much electricity would it provide?
Not much; only 50kW maximum, but on average just 13kW.
(e.g. A kitchen kettle uses 3kW) 

What would it look like?


The photomontages submitted are wrong and show the turbine to be much smaller than it really is (55ft taller than largest neighbouring pylon in photo & not smaller as shown).
 
Is it only 1 turbine?

NO – In and around the Vale there are around 30 turbines at various stages in the planning system in an area with lower wind speeds meaning taller turbines. 8 wind turbines are in planning within just 10km with 5 already at the planning appeal stage. There are 12 more huge turbines in planning/appeal just beyond which would be clearly seen.

Local Groups fighting these include; OSVAT, BRATS, SNOW, REVOLT & BLOT

How to object:
Please see the quick guide below

 How to object

1. Mark your Letter/e-mail:   OBJECTION

2. Quote the application number:  13/00655/FUL

3. Include your own name and address

4. Objection reasons must be relevant to planning, for example:

I strongly object to this application because the claimed benefits do not outweigh the:

• Harm to the setting of Grade1 listed buildings, including Belvoir Castle and St Mary’s Church Bottesford
• Harm to the landscape character of the Vale of Belvoir
• Harm to the historic landscape of the Vale of Belvoir
• Cumulative harm from many wind turbine applications currently in planning and appeal (Some 30 in all)
• Adverse impact to recreational amenity – e.g. View from Beacon Hill

Please send your objection by email or letter using these addresses. 

By Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By Letter: Development Control,
Melton Borough Council,
Parkside,
Station Approach,
Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,     LE13 1GH

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