Environment

Newton Solar Farm and New Pylons Rejected

Newton Solar Farm and New Pylons Rejected

Babergh District Council have rejected plans for a solar farm at Newton by 9/5. The solar installation would have covered 26 hectares of agricultural land, about the size of ’37 football pitches’. This follows on from the rejection of the Tattingstone solar farm proposal. Alton councillor David Wood said told the committee no-one was against renewable energy. But he added: […]

February 20, 2014 · Environment
Pannington Wind Turbine Meeting

Pannington Wind Turbine Meeting

I attended the wind turbine meeting on the PfR Pannington Hall application. It was packed with many standing at the back of the Pinewood Community Hall Ipswich. In addition to the public affected by the wind turbine application were people with a political interest. The meeting was attended by Tim Yeo MP for South Suffolk, Jane Basham Labour PPC for […]

February 14, 2014 · Environment
Floods and the Environment Agency

Floods and the Environment Agency

Although this region has not been affected badly by the recent spell of rainy weather, with flooding confined to the usual areas, it is a valid question as to the possibility that the region might have been neglected to the extent of the South West. From Christopher Booker: …Because I live in Somerset, I first became aware that something very […]

February 14, 2014 · Environment