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French Farm Public Enquiry

Can we please ask as many of you as possible to attend the French Farm Public Enquiry.

Without sounding too negative there was some very questionable behaviour used by the applicant at the planning committee meeting to give the impression that this plan had local support.  It is vital that we show local support to prevent this development which has significant negative impacts on the local area. It is suggested that this plan has the potential to cause an aviation accident. Notwithstanding the huge impact upon the health and wellbeing of local residents and the detrimental impact on the historical landscape of Thorney, Eye and Newborough.

The inquiry starts at 10am Wednesday 4th March. It will sit for 12 days. 4-6; 10-13; 17-20 and 24 March. It may not take the full time, and after the first day sittings will commence at 9.30am. Is is held at Peterborough Football Club, Moys End Stand, London Road Stadium.

The public have the opportunity to speak at the enquiry and a separate evening public session is to be held on Thursday 5th March at 7.00pm. This will be held in Bedford Hall, Tank Yard, Station Road, Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 0QE.

Please be advised that you may speak at the public session or the enquiry, but we would recommend that you object on sound planning reasons. Contacting us or the French Farm team will help you prepare. We really would like you to speak, but are aware that you may be questioned and do not want you to be made to feel uncomfortable.


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Peterborough City Council still looking to build Solar Farms, despite warning from Minister

Please be aware the future of wind and solar is being discussed at Cabinet Monday 23.2.2015 and the agenda/reports can be obtained through the following link. This is despite warnings from Eric Pickles hat he has reservations about using farmland for large scale solar farms. For two and a half years our farmers have been living in limbo, and this cabinet still continue to waste millions on a scheme which is unlikely to come to fruition.

All the the while our services close. A few hundred cannot be found for a bowling green. Community services at libraries are being shut.

We we would welcome you to attend. We cannot speak, but if there is a show of people objecting it may be a timely reminder that we are watching them.