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Bill Cash MP “delighted” at withdrawn application for Blythe Park Power station

 Press release 20/05/2011

Bill Cash said today:

“I am delighted to have been told that Blythe Park Power has withdrawn its application for a natural gas-fired power station on land next to Blythe Park Business Park at Draycott-in-the-Moors within my constituency.

“I pay tribute to Jacquie Leach, Darren Tranter and all the campaigners of Villagers Voice Staffordshire Moorlands who helped to fight this huge battle. I have campaigned constantly and consistently with many of my constituents since we first found out about these £400m power station proposals.

“Blythe Park Power were seeking approval from the Department of Energy & Climate Change for permission to build the station so that the station could start construction in 2013, but the Department have today sent a communication out showing that the developers have withdrawn their application.”

The e-mail from the Department of Energy & Climate Change to developer’s states:

“Thank you for your email informing the Department that BPPL has withdrawn its application for the Secretary of State’s consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct a 950MW CCGT power station at Blythe Park Business Park, Cresswell. The Department has now closed your application and no further action will be taken.”



Bill Cash MP welcomes Stafford Borough Council’s decision to refuse wind mast at Aston-by-Stone

Press release 19/11/09

In response to Stafford Borough Council’s Development Control Committee refusing the anemometer mast at Aston-by-Stone, Bill Cash said:

“I welcome the Council’s decision to refuse the application for the wind mast at Aston-by-Stone. I had strongly objected to the proposals for a wind mast, on behalf of my constituents, and I praise the efforts of the 'Stone & Trent Valley Opposed to Severn Trent Water' campaign group, and particularly Paul Shaw, Keith Washington, Kev Ryder and all local residents who have opposed this wind mast.

“These wind energy schemes are uneconomic and packed with distorting subsidies.

“I objected to the mast on the grounds that it was in an entirely unsuitable location, it threatened public access, it was a monstrous obstacle on the skyline, showing little concern for the landscape, listed buildings, wildlife and biodiversity, whilst there were concerns over the refusal of the Environmental Impact Assessment and that it was largely an incongruous and alien development.

“There were also outstanding aviation concerns relating to its positioning under an RAF low flying area. I therefore welcome the Council’s decision to refuse the application for the wind mast.”

 



Bill Cash MP takes up methane gas exploration objections with Staffordshire County Council

Press release 14/12/09

In response to Greenpark Energy’s planning application for methane gas exploration in Tittensor, and recent correspondence with Staffordshire County Council, Bill Cash MP said:
 
“I strongly support my constituents in their objections to these proposals and have taken up those concerns with Staffordshire County Council. It has become clear that full planning applications have already been submitted for the drilling of boreholes for methane gas exploration and subsequent production at Groundslow Farm and Knowl Wall Farm.
 
“Furthermore, it has come to light that pre-application discussions have taken place for a site at Spot Grange near Hilderstone and another site at Blakelow near Swynnerton, near to the M6 motorway.
 
“I ask that if any of my constituents within the affected areas have concerns over those applications, I would be grateful if they would please get in contact with me and I will then take those objections up with Staffordshire County Council.” 


Bill Cash MP takes up concerns over proposed Blythe Park power station with new Infrastructure Planning Commission

Press release 28/10/09

In response to a letter introducing the new Infrastructure Planning Commission, Bill Cash said:
 
“I have today written to the Chairman of the Infrastructure Planning Commission making it clear, on behalf of my constituents, that I firmly oppose the proposals for Blythe Park power station and have demanded a public inquiry.
 
“As I have said many times, there are serious issues that need to be considered, including environmental and contamination matters, intensive traffic movement, noise, efficiency, wildlife, landscape, as well as other specific planning concerns. A power station would be completely out of character with this area.
 
“I have also asked the new Infrastructure Planning Commission to confirm that when the Planning Act 2008 is brought into force in March 2010, given that Blythe Park Power Station is a proposed 1000MW capacity station, this will require development consent from them and so this project will be decided by them.”


Bill Cash MP pushes Severn Trent Water to hold discussions with Environment Agency over contamination concerns at proposed Blythe Park power station site

Press release 13/11/09

 
In response to contamination concerns raised by residents and Bill Cash writing a letter to Severn Trent Water, Mr. Cash said:
 
“I have raised a series of concerns over contamination on behalf of local residents and I am glad that Severn Trent has responded positively by letter. They have assured me that they will now discuss this matter with the Environment Agency to ensure they are considering any potential risks to our public water supplies.”
 
“The letter also makes clear that if, following discussions, Severn Trent has concerns regarding these activities they will make further representations to the Environment Agency.”
 
“On top of serious environmental concerns, intensive traffic movement, noise, efficiency, wildlife, landscape, and planning matters, this issue must be properly addressed.”





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