The Bullington Cross wind farm appeal has been submitted, and plans for Hampshire's first community owned wind farm are back in play. This is the last chance to show support for the project, so don't miss your opportunity to have your voice heard. Deadline is 9 March 2015.

The decision now rests on the shoulders of the planning inspectorate. Help persuade the Inspector that climate change is a bigger threat to the Hampshire country side than 14 wind turbines. 

How Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-op suggests you persuade them to say YES!

See the end for the story so far. 

Share the Petition

We need more people to show their support for the wind farm – particularly local people.  If you haven’t done it already you can sign our petition.  If you have don’t forget to share it with your friends. Share and Sign

Write to your local politician

Last time our councillors chose to overlook the support for our plans of a community owned wind farm at Bullington Cross, let's make sure that doesn't happen again.  Follow this link to find inspiration on what to write and information on who to write to: Get Writing

Make Headlines!

The best way to get the word out and show how much public support exists for our plans is to write to our newspapers. The Basingstoke Gazette, Hampshire Chronicle and Andover Advertiser have followed progress of the wind farm closely. You can write to them or any other local newspaper.

Follow this link for advice on what to write and who to write to: Let's make some news

Find Business Support

The Inspector will be particularly interested to hear from local businesses that support the wind farm. Ask local businesses to send a message of support for Bullington Cross Wind Farm to leanne.palmer@pins.gsi.gov.uk 

Remember the deadline is 9 March.

The story so far

In 2013, EDF renewables submitted plans for a 14 turbine wind farm at Bullington Cross, spanning the boundaries of Basingstoke & Deane, Test Valley and Winchester City Councils.

Seeing an opportunity for community benefit, Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-op negotiated plans for partial ownership of the site. This meant that revenue generated by the farm would return to those nearest to the project through dividends to community investors and by funding future community energy projects.

However, in the summer of 2014, the councillors in the three districts decided to reject the plans, despite strong local support for the project (as well as strong local objections).