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Dunsland Cross Wind Farm

Welcome to the Dunsland Cross Wind Farm networking site. The aim of this site is to keep you informed about Bolsterstone's proposal to build three wind turbines at Dunsland Cross next to the village of Brandis Corner.

Since May 2008 we have been active within the local community distributing our Community Newsletters and gathering information. Copies of our newsletters are posted on this site and they explain who we are and what we are trying to achieve. A review of all the documents posted will give you access to information, which might not be included in the actual development proposal.

If you wish to make any comments about this proposal please use our contact page to send an email.

March 2012 - The Application finally appears

Bolsterstone submitted the revised application to Torridge District Council (TDC) on 21st December, 2011, in the hope that local people would be too busy or preoccupied with the Christmas and New Year celebrations to write letters of objection in the three week response slot.  This developer tried the same trick with the 2008 application.  It didn't work then and it didn't work this time either.  Last time TDC simply extended the response period.  This time the validation of the application was delayed by TDC.

On 1st March, 2012, TDC finally backed down from its ill-advised stance and published outline details of the application on the TDC website.  The validation was backdated to 13th January, 2012, and the application was inserted unannounced into the lists for the week beginning 9th January.  This resulted in the determination deadline date being set at 13th April.  The consultation response period was set between 1st March and 22nd March.  The case officer is Mr. Tim Westwell.

Bolsterstone obviously did not expect any such delay because it posted copies of the application documents to Holsworthy Library where they have been available for inspection since 5th January.  As a result, DTOG has been able to analyse the application and prepare a 221-page objection report for submission to TDC.  This report will be available for download from this website soon after it appears on the TDC website.  Meanwhile, the latest DTOG newsletter for March 2012, giving details of how to object, is available for download now.