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Third campaign stall, in Polegate

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Monday 14th May

Hundreds support wind energy in Sussex

Campaign group “Yes to Polegate Windfarm” stepped up its efforts to show support for the application to build 5 turbines on the edge of Polegate.  Members of the group chatted to shoppers in Polegate last weekend about the project. If approved the windfarm could supply clean energy for up to 6,900 homes.

Willingdon residents David and Caroline McKenna were enthusiastic supporters of the windfarm. David said “We are happy to support this and think it is a great idea.”

Karen Stewart of Yes to Polegate Windfarm said:

Getting electricity from a free source such as the wind is really a no-brainer.  The benefits from producing electricity in a much cleaner way than coal or gas is a legacy we can leave for our children.”

Wealden District council have received around 400 letters of support for the scheme and is currently considering all the information provided by the developers and interested parties.

Second campaign stall, in Polegate

This is the text of a press release about this event:

Polegate campaign stall

 

 

Tuesday 27th March
Polegate says yes to windfarm: new campaign gains momentum
New campaign group “Yes to Polegate Windfarm” gave out information on Saturday about the proposal to build 5 wind turbines at Shepham Lane. Shoppers in Polegate were asked to sign letters of support for the green project.
Karen Stewart, a member of the campaign group said:
“We believe this windfarm is good news for Polegate. It will produce electricity from the wind around us and could save up to 14,000 tonnes of Carbon dioxide a year. Renewable energy projects like this make good economic and environmental sense.
While some residents raised concerns, about 80% of people gave it the thumbs up.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

First campaign stall, in Hailsham

The Yes to Polegate Wind Farm campaign support group held its first campaign stall event at Vicarage Fields in Hailsham on March 3rd. 2012. The two hour event was very successful despite the cold and damp weather, with much enthusiastic support from passers-by, most of whom signed the letter of support for the Shepham Wind Farm project which will be sent to Wealden District Council for consideration before it makes its decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for the project. The event was given much publicity in the local media. Below is a selection of photos of the event:

Hailsham stall, March 3rd.

Hailsham stall, March 3rd.

Hailsham stall, March 3rd.

Hailsham stall, March 3rd.

Hailsham stall, March 3rd.

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