30 March 2011 - Good News day for Horspath Village!!
It is with great relief that Horspath Parish Council today received notification from the Partnerships for Renewables Development Company Ltd that their plan to erect a giant wind turbine in the middle of the Green Belt near Horspath will now be abandoned. The reason is apparently that the wind turbine would conflict with the radars which are essential to prevent possible collisions between the many different aircraft flying over the area. However, everyone living in Horspath and in the surrounding villages will be very relieved that the plan for this giant wind turbine is now abandoned, as it would have had a very serious, adverse, and totally unacceptable impact upon the natural environment, the rural amenity, and on the lives of every person who lives here, and we therefore are most grateful for the support for our campaign of opposition to this turbine which came from people, Councils, and organisations in a very wide area.
Horspath Village against proposed Wind Turbine
Horspath Villagers say an emphatic "NO" to proposed wind turbine.
A special Horspath Residents' Meeting was held in Horspath Village Hall, at 7.30 pm on Monday 10th January 2011. This was a meeting organised by Horspath Parish Council to inform the villagers about the giant 425 ft high wind turbine, which is proposed for installation on Oxford City Council land to the south side of Oxford Road, Horspath, and close to the village. Horspath Village Hall was crowded with about 120 Horspath villagers attending the meeting. Invited speakers made informative presentations, which were followed by a Question & Answer session. As yet there is no Planning Application to discuss, therefore no votes were taken at this meeting.
Here are the documents pertaining to the meeting: