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This is the site for information and opinions in support of the Shepham Wind Farm being proposed for Polegate in East Sussex.

This wind farm project is still proceeding through the planning process, but there is a need for a more vocal and informed public voice in support of the project to counterbalance the  widespread misinformation and overly negative reporting surrounding this project since its first public appearance.

Furthermore, there is a need to place this project in the context of the wider challenge of the UK needing to move away from dependence upon fossil fuels and towards a low-carbon economy in order to help deal with the threat of global warming and the increasing financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels.

To get involved, contact us at: yestopolegatewindfarm@gmail.com

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jenni Law  |  March 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Yes to polegate wind farm

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  • 2. Andy Heathcote  |  May 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I’m in favour of wind farms but do not understand why this site has to be North of the A27 on the fringes of incredible, unique lowlands that make up the Pevensey Levels. Why not south of the A27 which would be much less intrusive on the landscape?

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    • 3. andydharma  |  December 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your question, which is a fair one. I would guess that too many houses would be too near the wind turbines if they were situated south of the A27. Yes, The Pevensey Levels are unique and precious, but I think the site would have pretty much no direct impact on the biodiversity of the Levels itself. The Polegate By-pass and the Westham By-pass had far more impact, taking out huge chunks of land from the fringes of the Levels. Plus the Levels, and all our great lanscapes, will be under threat if the transition to a low-carbon economy is not made quickly enough so as to stop catastrophic climate chamge, which threatens all species and most biodiversity. If we don’t build enough wind farms, more carbon-intensive forms of energy generation are likely to occur, which woudl lead to the very destruction of the landscapes we love, especially the Pevensey Levels, which are very vulnerable to sea levels rising as a result of global warming.

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  • 4. Ian Allsobrook  |  May 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Bring It on, we need to look to the future im fully behind this project and would love to see this farm fully operational

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  • 5. Grahame Jordan  |  June 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Well done to the campaigners! You can do it, it will happen, sooner is better.

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