A public meeting has been called after a new plan was drawn up for wind turbines near Lichfield.

Proposals have been drawn up for eight turbines to be built by energy firm Prowind on land between Clifton Campville and Chilcote while other projects are in the pipeline across the region.

County Councillor Matthew Ellis – representative for Lichfield Rural East – has urged residents to take part in the public meeting.

“There are also huge wind turbines in the pipeline for other parts of Mease, Shenstone, and rumours in Whittington and Edingale,” he said. “And, of course, the planning authority areas just outside Staffordshire, never mind the ones inside the county, don’t necessarily account for what’s going on planning wise ‘next door’, meaning risk of the compound effect of all these applications may well not be looked at in the round.

“It’s fair to say that, while still very large, the new Prowind application is smaller in numbers and in size than the one they pulled on the day of the planning committee at Lichfield a few months ago.

“But, if approved, that new application could easily open the door for a raft of approvals for even bigger ones right across southern Staffordshire and that compound effect would be very significant on the landscape and areas of heritage around the Mease Valley.”

The meeting will take place at Harlaston Village Hall at 10am on July 14.


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