How Can I Help?

By stoplenchwickwindfarm | December 9, 2008

Vale Villages Against Scottish Power
(V.V.A.S.P)

Appropriate Technology
in the
Appropriate Environment

One of the most common questions that we get asked is “Yes, but what can I do?”. One of the most important things that you can do is to contact your local parish, District and County Councilors and let them know how you feel.

By doing so you will be helping V.V.A.S.P. get the message to the right people by writing to your MP and Councillors; Parish, District and County.

Let them know we understand and support the need for renewable energy, and that we have to ensure the appropriate technology is chosen for the appropriate environment. The Vale of Evesham is an inappropriate environment for wind turbines.

You will find details (Click here) of the MP and Councillors for your area

A sample letter is attached, please modify these to represent your exact feelings, as councillors do not take likely to receiving identical letters from everyone.

Sample Letter

Thank you for your support.

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8 Responses to “How Can I Help?”

  1. Linda Willetts Says:
    December 10th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Hi I am a member of a wind farm opposition group in Staffordshire. We are opposing three turbines that are planned by Harworth Power (UK Coal) who have now teamed up with Peel Energy. They are proposing to place the turbines a few metres away from a SSSI, 1250 m away from an AONB and just over 500 m away from the nearest house. Your petition for a buffer zone is an excelent idea have you contacted Renewable Energy Foundation who are trying for a similiar thing? See also Peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/whittlesey re the Whittlesey turbine which is just 125 m away from the nearest home.
    Your web site is very good – much better than ours, but we are working on it!
    Re the ice shards there were also some shed from a turbine last week in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. I don’t know if it is the same turbine that is also causing the noise problems! Another very useful website is Caithness especially their update incident/accident information.
    Kind Regards

    Linda

  2. Emyr Griffiths (from Mynydd Llansadwrn Action Group) Says:
    December 10th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    We are anti-windfarm campaigners from the wilds of Wales. How can we contact you to supply you with more links, info and photos? I can’t find a “Contact Us” link on your web site.

  3. Jenny Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    As someone who lived for nearly 20 years about 15 miles away from the eastern part of this site, I was appalled to learn of the proposal (by accident). However, I would echo Emyr Griffiths’ comments above, you need a “Contact Us” link on the website. Key dates for submissions for comment to Wychavon are also needed.

    Good luck!

  4. stoplenchwickwindfarm Says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Many thanks for your comments, until recently it was difficult to put a ‘contact us’ section on the site, because we were a ‘loose’ collection of individuals, we now have a formal constitution and chairman, I will post these details within the next few days.

  5. munciboi Says:
    January 27th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Have any plans actually been submitted to Wychavon DC yet?

    If so, when’s the public consultation process and how long will the feasibility study take?

    Thanks.

  6. stoplenchwickwindfarm Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Hi Munciboi,

    Plans for two anemometer masts went in to Wychavon DC last Friday (23/01/09), they actually went in before Christmas, though Wychavon District Council asked for more information, so they had to be re-submitted before they could be lodged.

    Details of the applications can be obtained from Wychavon’s website.

    For details
    go here: http://wychavon.whub.org.uk/home/wdc-planning-app-idox.htm?appNumber=W/08/03234/pn

    and here: http://wychavon.whub.org.uk/home/wdc-planning-app-idox.htm?appNumber=W/08/03235/pn

    Public consultation?
    It’ll follow the usual planning process, so it’ll be the usual site posters etc, links to the website, Parish Council etc.

    Regarding the main application, Wychavon DC do not do a formal public consulation, it is treated as any other application, though SPR will need to. according to SPR’s timescales, (main application June/July 09) from SPR’s comments, we would expect them to do another round of ‘drop-in’ sessions during May, which will include the results of their Environmental Impact Assessment.

    If you want to have an input let us know, admin @ stoplenchwickwindfarm.org.uk and we will take your comments on board.

    In the meantime VVASP will be keeping local people much more informed via this website.

    Feel strongly? – Why not join us as a supporter? every little helps: Click on the DONATE link at the top of the page.

    And join us as a supporter – subscribe to our newsletter at the top of the page.

  7. Paul Middleton Says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Are there any “NO WINDTURBINE” banners available that I have seen springing up around the Vale

  8. stoplenchwickwindfarm Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Paul, thank you for your comment,

    Yes they are available – we’re just gearing up, we have Placards / House Signs available immediately and Banners are done to order. – see post here for details:
    http://www.stoplenchwickwindfarm.org.uk/main-content/placards-and-banners-now-available/

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