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Wind farm protestors are dealt new blow

The storm over the city wind farm has still to blow out - despite opponents running out of UK options for defeating the plan. They say they may turn to the European courts after they were refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords. The company behind the proposed seven wind turbines at Petsoe Manor Farm, Emberton, Your Energy, welcomed the decision by the Lords appeal committee effectively upholding Milton Keynes Council's approval of the project.

European court may be next route

The storm over the city wind farm has still to blow out - despite opponents running out of UK options for defeating the plan.

They say they may turn to the European courts after they were refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords.

The company behind the proposed seven wind turbines at Petsoe Manor Farm, Emberton, Your Energy, welcomed the decision by the Lords appeal committee effectively upholding Milton Keynes Council's approval of the project.

Development manager Steve Hunter said: "This is a fabulous early Christmas present not only for us and the project's many supporters in Milton Keynes, but for anyone who cares about preserving our environment for future generations.

"It has been a tortuous 12 months since the council's planning committee first voted to approve the project but now we can finally get on with the business of building the wind farm."

Spokesman for protest group Bucks Lacks Enough Wind - BLEW - Councillor Peter Geary, said: "For people who want to preserve the environment this is far from an early Christmas present.

"There is further we can go - the European court for one. We are looking at our options.

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European court may be next route

The storm over the city wind farm has still to blow out - despite opponents running out of UK options for defeating the plan.

They say they may turn to the European courts after they were refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords.

The company behind the proposed seven wind turbines at Petsoe Manor Farm, Emberton, Your Energy, welcomed the decision by the Lords appeal committee effectively upholding Milton Keynes Council's approval of the project.

Development manager Steve Hunter said: "This is a fabulous early Christmas present not only for us and the project's many supporters in Milton Keynes, but for anyone who cares about preserving our environment for future generations.

"It has been a tortuous 12 months since the council's planning committee first voted to approve the project but now we can finally get on with the business of building the wind farm."

Spokesman for protest group Bucks Lacks Enough Wind - BLEW - Councillor Peter Geary, said: "For people who want to preserve the environment this is far from an early Christmas present.

"There is further we can go - the European court for one. We are looking at our options.

"We are not going to decide straight away. We're ruling nothing in and nothing out."


Source: http://www.miltonkeynes.co....

DEC 18 2008
http://www.windaction.org/posts/18305-wind-farm-protestors-are-dealt-new-blow
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