Windfarm Gains Public Support
8:33am 8th December 2014
A controversial plan to build a wind farm on Slyer's Lane near Charminster has been receiving local support in Dorchester according to developers.
Broadview Energy ran a market stall on Cornhill Street to raise awareness about their plans and talk to the public face-to-face.
They say the vast majority were in favour of the proposal.
John Leith, the Project Manager, said: ”It has been a very positive day. The stall has been a great success and gave people the opportunity to view the planning application and find out how to submit their comments on it directly to West Dorset District Council. We have been really encouraged by the number of people within the local community who, in recognition of the difficult challenges facing this country in meeting our future electricity needs, reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuels and mitigating climate change, see the Slyer’s Lane proposal as an important part of the energy jigsaw. An overwhelming majority of those we spoke to were in favour of the plans, wanting to see the application succeed. We would like to thank everyone we spoke to for taking the time to discuss the proposal with us.”
The stall displayed the planning application documents including visualisations of what the development would look like.
The planning application submitted to the West Dorset District Council (WDDC) has now been validated and issued with a planning reference number: WD/D/14/002611.
The public can view all the planning application documentation, including the Environmental Impact Assessment and visualisations, online via WDDC’s website http://webapps.westdorset-dc.gov.uk/PlanningApps/Pages/Search.aspx . The documents are also available on the ‘Documents’ page on the Slyer’s Lane website http://broadviewenergy.com/slyer-s-lane