Prospective Conservative MP for Taunton Deane, Rebecca Pow joined over 100 people in the tiny village hall at Waterrow, near Wiveliscombe on Friday evening (August 30th) for a heated debate on possible wind turbine applications in the area.
Instigated by Friends of the Hills (FOTH) locals joined in condemnation of Brendon Energy who have identified 20 potential sites in the area for wind turbine applications. Objections were raised on the grounds of the noise, light and visual impact of turbines and general disturbance of the peace, quiet, and beauty of the area.
"The heartfelt concerns are understandable in this staggeringly attractive countryside" says Rebecca Pow.
"It’s crucial that any wind potential turbines are located in the right place and for the right reasons and I can well understand why this community is arming itself to make the case against proposals they believe will be detrimental to the local environment."
Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger was also at the meeting and pledged to raise a question about the viability of turbines in this area in Parliament.
This meeting was organised by FOTH - Friends of the Hills. To find out more please visit their website.