From John Barbara, Co-Chair OMLRA & Chris Booker, Member OMLRA
Please see the attached flyer which sets out the details of the case and the arrangements for the Appeal Hearing.
It is being circulated just in case you are not fully aware that the first application for the original 48 acre solar site surrounding Walnut Tree Cottages has gone to appeal. The application was rejected by East Devon planners so they have to defend this decision. This does NOT concern the revised application for a much smaller site at the same location.
OMLRA has filed a detailed and policy-based submission which makes our case brilliantly. However, we need to demonstrate a high level of individual local objection to the solar site. To this end, would you be able to come along for a time on Tuesday (It starts at 10am) ? Even an hour would help to show that local residents are firmly against the use of high grade farmland (surrounded by four listed heritage properties) for solar.
Please do come and support this. We have a very strong case already but we need a personal presence from genuine residents from Oil Mill Lane to help tip the balance by showing our strength of feeling.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
John Barbara, Co-Chair OMLRAChris Booker, Member OMLRA
OWL – from our western fringe – still East Devon under threat.