Wind Power: Scouts and Guides

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will meet representatives from Dorset Scouts to discuss the effect on scouting of the location of wind turbines close to residential scouting activity centres.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

holding answer 19 May 2008

Due to heavily committed diaries, I regret that it would not be possible for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State or other Ministers from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to meet representatives from Dorset Scouts to discuss the effect on scouting of the location of wind turbines close to residential scouting activity centres.

Whether an application for consent for a particular wind farm is dealt with by BERR under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 or by the relevant local planning authority under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Dorset Scouts can put forward their views during the consultation period. Those views would then be taken into account before the decision is made.

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Carl Barron
Posted on 21 May 2008 6:45 pm (Report this annotation)

I don't know why the UK is not using more suitable alternative systems, such as 'Submersible Tunnel Turbines' as Britain is laced with a great many rivers, therefore Submersible Tunnel Turbines could be used to replace Eyesore Wind Turbines.

These could be used in Rivers and in Streams, and the cost is a fraction of alternative systems, also far more reliable than waiting for a Windy Day to gain energy.

They want to place these monster 'Wind Turbine' in Gillingham yet 'The River Stour' wraps its self around the centre of Gillingham hence there is absolutely no reason why you cannot deploy these 'Submersible Tunnel Turbines' which could give Clean Free Energy 24/7. and remain out of sight.