Readers’ Letter: Wind farm inquiry

Now that the seven 126 metre wind turbines are functioning on land at Grange Farm opposite the Sutton Bridge power station, residents understand why Fenrats are fighting six turbines of the same size on Tydd St Giles Fen.

It seems many residents thought that, as both Fenland and South Holland district councils had rejected the application, the battle against this wind farm was won. Wind Ventures, the developers, have appealed to the Government Inspectorate and the Treading Drain Inquiry is at the Boathouse, Wisbech, starting April 23 for nine days until the site visit on May 7. Fenrats have the services of a barrister and experts to represent the interests of residents at the inquiry costing £30000 plus, part of which has been raised, paid or pledged by Fenrats’ members. Fenrats are asking those who oppose to attend on as many days of the Inquiry as possible, but particularly on the first day and the last day May 3.

The Inspector has indicated he is willing to allow residents to speak on May 2.

Geoff Scaplehorn

Tydd St Giles Fen