Wind turbines meeting held

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Representatives of EDF 
Energy Renewables and interested parties in the Bainton and district area met at Wolds Village last Tuesday to discuss the High Wood Wind Farm planning application.

An application for 10 wind turbines on land north-east of Bainton has been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee.

The meeting, called by EDF, was held to discuss the proposal with parish councils and any other residents or groups who feel they may be affected by the turbines

Ray Williams, a member of the Stop Wolds Wind Farms, said: “There were representatives from most of the parish councils at the meeting and also representatives from other parties including the local action group Power.

“When the meeting was opened to discussion, some concerns were expressed about the cumulative effect of wind farms on the Wolds.

“The meeting became a little heated at the end when the some of the parish councillors said they didn’t have enough copies of the application documents. Some parish councillors said they only had one copy so had to pass it around.”

A spokesman for EDF said: “22 local representatives participated in a cordial and constructive discussion on the project.

“A number of issues were covered and at the end of the event some of the parish councils asked if additional copies of the planning application documentation could be provided.

“When the planning application was submitted and verified in February, each parish council was given one full set of the printed documentation and free CDs were made available so that further copies could be produced when required.

“Nevertheless, we recognise that the availability of pre-printed documentation may have some practical benefits.

“Overall the feedback we have received indicates that the meeting was well received by those who attended and provided useful information.”