DITCHBURN – UPDATE
PNE are progressing their proposal for a 9 turbine wind farm at Ditchburn. Their final proposal is for 9 turbines each 125m/410ft tall each with a span of 90m/295ft. The scheme will be less than a mile from Eglingham conservation village and very close to North and South Charlton.
Key timings indicated by PNE:
Planning Application submitted by July 2015, anticipated planning decision during 2016, construction period 18 months, operational by 2019.
PNE have announced that the final exhibitions detailing the scheme and confirming the layout will now take place as follows:
Monday 1st June 4pm-7.30pm Eglingham Village Hall NE66 2TX
Tuesday 2nd June 2pm-7.30pm South Charlton Village Hall NE66 2JU
Wednesday 3rd June 4pm-7.30pm Rennington Village Hall NE66 3RR
The previous exhibitions were held at Eglingham and South Charlton, however PNE have added in Rennington this time around. We believe this is a cynical attempt to try to water down the overwhelming local opposition and to try and gain the support of an adjacent parish council that would not be impacted in the same way as Eglingham and South Charlton, but which might benefit from any community fund.
Ditchburn Action Group will be conducting exit surveys at each of the exhibitions to ensure they can send a clear message that local communities overwhelmingly reject this proposal. We need as many people to attend these meetings as possible to register your objections and complete the exit poll. Please get along to one of these exhibitions if you can. This will be the last chance to voice your objections ahead of PNE putting in the formal planning application at the end of this month.