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Village says NO to turbines in ballot.

The Villagers of Sevenhampton have given an emphatic thumbs down to two wind turbines in the parish. They were asked in a ballot if they would be in favour of the proposal to put up the turbines which would stand about 183ft high in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.




Over 300 ballot papers were issued in the postal ballot, conducted by the Electoral Reform Services on behalf of Sevenhampton Parish Council. More than 75% were returned. The voting was almost two to one against the proposal with 79 in support and 150 against.

The Parish Council will now be opposing very strongly the plans and will be writing to Cotswold District Council requesting a meeting with them to discuss their policy in the light of the ballot result. The Parish Council will also be writing to the farmer concerned.

The Parish Council will inform Nick Brown of Greenamps (the firm who want to install the turbines) of the emphatic ballot result particularly as Mr Brown has been reported as saying that if the local community does not want his turbines he would withdraw the proposal.

The Parish Council will be considering what further courses of action are available to it to reinforce this parish decision.

Mrs Lesley Ball, Chairman of the Parish Council, said "The Parish Council hopes that this successful exercise in local democracy will draw a line under this issue."

Full details of the ballot result can be found on the Parish Council Website www.sevenhampton.org <http://www.sevenhampton.org> "




Over 300 ballot papers were issued in the postal ballot, conducted by the Electoral Reform Services on behalf of Sevenhampton Parish Council.  More than 75% were returned. The voting was almost two to one against the proposal with 79 in support and 150 against.
 
The Parish Council will now be opposing very strongly the plans and will be writing to Cotswold District Council requesting a meeting with them to discuss their policy in the light of the ballot result.  The Parish Council will also be writing to the farmer concerned.
 

The Parish Council will inform Nick Brown of Greenamps (the firm who want to install the turbines) of the emphatic ballot result particularly as Mr Brown has been reported as saying that if the local community does not want his turbines he would withdraw the proposal.
 

The Parish Council will be considering what further courses of action are available to it to reinforce this parish decision.
 

Mrs Lesley Ball, Chairman of the Parish Council, said  "The Parish Council hopes that this successful exercise in local democracy will draw a line under this issue."

Full details of the ballot result can be found on the Parish Council Website www.sevenhampton.org <http://www.sevenhampton.org> "


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DEC 14 2005
https://www.windaction.org/posts/703-village-says-no-to-turbines-in-ballot
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