Developers Aura Power, who are planning a a new battery battery-based energy storage system in Weir's Drove, meet with RADE Burwell to discuss their proposed development. RADE Burwell raise concerns about noise, impact on wildlife and fire risk.
The planning committee has now been delayed to Jan 10th 2018 to allow time for the applicant to submit further info requested by the local planning authority and for re-consultation. Due to the large number of objections, a request was placed for all three parish councils (Burwell, Reach, Swaffham Prior) to speak at the planning committee - this request was granted.
A newsletter is sent out with the Clunch to make sure all the residents of Burwell are aware of the planned development and the campaign against it. This issue of the Clunch also contains an editorial on the proposed development from Vaughan Allanson and an article about the RADE Burwell campaign written by John Clarke.
The number of objections and comments from Burwell residents on the planning applications is now over 120! Keep those letters coming in; see the Links and Resources page to find out how.
The applicant has requested a further month to change plans, so it is likely to come to planning in December. It gives them more time to make a better case, but it also gives us more time to get organised and spread the word. Keep the momentum up everyone!
Great turnout for the meeting in St Mary's. The residents of Burwell listened to the presentation from John Clarke and Mike Haworth, and asked some excellent and thought-provoking questions, It's clear that the village is united in protest against the proposed development.
Thanks to everyone that came and thanks to the villagers for distributing the leaflets to most peoples doors with such short notice. Thanks also to Eleanor Williams and church wardens for the use of the church and equipment.
Large numbers of Burwell residents attend the Parish Council meeting to express their concern about the proposed development. The Council agree to stand behind residents in objecting to the plans.
Emergency meeting called at The Guildhall to discuss the planned application for a gas-powered generator plant in Burwell. Word begins to get out across the village and the residents start to prepare their objections.