Our landscape and environment are the most important things to protect for without them we lose everything - our outlook and appreciation of natural beauty, our recreation and importantly our natural wildlife and heritage.
Following receipt of the news that Enertrag intended violating all of the above by way of their proposals to construct a windfarm on the agricultural land either side of Patten Lane, Tivetshall St Mary which contained much natural landscape beauty, ancient trees and hedgerows and wildlife, TAG commissioned an urgent Landscape Assessment to set the scent for our fight against this proposal. That was during the summer of 2008, but the contents of that assessment still hold true today - landscape may age and mature, but it rarely deteriorated except through the actions of man and indiscriminant farming or development proposals. We would seek to prevent any of these.
For a link to TAG's Landscape Assessment please click LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT but note this is a large file (5.78MB) so will take a little time depending upon the speed of your connection, but it is worth a read.
TAG have also produced an INTERPRETATIVE REPORT to be read in conjunction with the Landscape Assessment.
Following on from the preparation and publication of the Landscape Assessment, this was developed into a report forwarded to Tivetshall Parish Council who assisted TAG by making a formal application to South Norfolk Council for Tree preservation Orders to be placed on selected anciaent trees and hedgerows within the site area selected for development. This was duely submitted to the appropriate department within SNDC but despiet constant pressure we are still informed that staff shortages prevent them from making the necessary study and recommendations - this is just not good enough and we have told them so, but to no avail as nothing has been done by SNDC some 18 months later. Are they waiting for the bull-dozers to arrive?
Link to Tivetshall Parish Council TPO Application
[Please note this TPO application was made in 2008 and therefore related then to the six turbine windfarm proposal by Enertrag. This will be updated and re-issued to SNDC to relate specifically to the current three turbine proposal once this revised application is submitted by Enertrag]
TAG has prepared map overlays to show the proposed turbine configuration planned by Enertrag and those ancient trees and hedgerow that will need to be removed to make way for the turbines and access / maintenance track routes supplying them. These can be downloaded as pdf files from TREES AT RISK and HEDGEROWS AT RISK
Last Updated on Monday, 05 April 2010 15:06