The Defence of Silton
So it begins.
The Silton Planning Inquiry starts on Tuesday 28th February.
On the one hand we have the good people of Silton. They have pledged their hard earned cash to defend their village from the carpet baggers and wind turbine fashionista's who threaten it.
The villagers have to pay for the legal council they need to defend their village. Money they can ill afford. The local council will also be defending a democratically arrived decision to refuse planning. Also at great cost to the community.
On the other hand we have a ruthless and laughably pretentious wind farm operator which greedily seeks to overturn the councils planning refusal.
So on one side we have a perfectly valid and democratic planning decision to refuse the erection of an industrial wind turbine complex at Silton.
On the other we have a vain and ruthless developer who will now attempt to defeat local democracy.
This is outrageously unfair and undemocratic.
But fairness and democracy never were the strong suites of the wind turbine fraternity.
But still, the good people of Silton are defending their patch, and good for them. Their moral stance, backed up by their admirable resolution and social responsibility are an example to us all.
The Save our Silton Website is HERE
The Dorset Against Rural Turbines Site is HERE
If there is any justice left in the planning system, the Silton villagers will win hands down.
Today I just want to wish my friends in Silton all the best. May your village remain as beautiful as it is today, unspoiled by pointless industrial development.
Good luck to you.