BELFORD BURN – UPDATE
We are delighted to tell you that on Tuesday night, 7th October, in County Hall, Morpeth,
BELFORD BURN WIND FARM WAS REFUSED UNANIMOUSLY.
Phil McCarthy made a good presentation and recommended refusal. Our Chairman Chris Craddock, Brenda Stanton, Chair of Belford Parish Council, The National Trust and John Woodman, AONB, all made excellent presentations. We thank them all.
The Councillors refused this application on major issues, and preservation of this special coastline was high on their agenda. Far reaching views from the coast are clearly very important.
The local opposition was praised, and the large attendance at the NCC meeting in Belford last November was very much noted. Thank you all for turning out that night and indeed, for all your objection letters, and the many, many other ways that you have contributed to this proposal being refused.
Air Farmers, the Middleton Burn developers, are still in the side lines. They will be noting this outcome, and we could be facing an application from them… or not!
Thank you ALL for the hundreds of letters, many donations, time spent marching, leafleting, attending meetings, signing exit polls, and the many, many other ways that you have contributed to this proposal being refused.