Press release: UKIP Councillor condemns wind turbine application

A UKIP councillor has condemned Telford & Wrekin Council’s decision to approve a planning application by Windmill School for a 33ft wind turbine in its nature reserve.

Stuart Parr, a parish councillor for Brookside, sits on the Environment and Planning Committee at Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council which rejected the application on Tuesday. He submitted a two page document detailing why the application should be rejected.

Following Telford & Wrekin Council’s decision to ignore Brookside’s parish councillors, Cllr Parr has made an official complaint about the false statements and misleading information in the application which was missing material facts.

The main reasons for objecting to the application were the wind turbine’s close proximity to houses, the cost to the taxpayer, the ineffectiveness of the wind turbine because of its location surrounded by trees and houses making it a poor educational tool, the fact that the electricity produced won’t be used to provide usable power to the school, the location of the wind turbine in a nature reserve and false and misleading information in the application. Full details of the objection can be found on Cllr Stuart Parr’s blog.

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