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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Windfarm Wars

For those intrigued by the planning process and the personalities behind some of these projects, there is a four part documentary starting on BBC 2 this Thursday (March 24th) at 7.00pm. Could be interesting viewing.


Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Thanks Phil

I'll book my place on the settee then. Otherwise the ghostie lady will nab it and she's hard to shift.

March 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger AKKW said...

I have a feeling it won't show the windfarm blight that is to be Scotland. Episode 1 is I believe about Devon

March 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

It isDevon, but the arguments and processes are much the same wherever the development. It may end up being just a family saga (the landowner pro, his cousin opposed etc) but if the planning process and the politics are properly presented, there should be something of interest.

March 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Now here's a funny thing, the programme (a four part documentary - four full hours in all - and 6 years in the making) has suddenly been deleted to be replaced by a nice cosy series of 'Coast' that we can all settle down to watch with a cup of tea and a biscuit. I will not speculate as to why this should be.

The Ministry of Truth has not yet deleted the page on the BBC website.

March 24, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger AKKW said...

Nothing sinister there.
Just need a bit of a schedule change.
Nice episopde of Coast with the Off shore Farms airbrushed out (a bit like Visit Scotland's brochure's)
It is being rescheduled for 2100. That's the year, not the time.

March 24, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

The BBC replies:

"Dear Mr Lambert

Reference CAS-675580-YMTHRT

Thanks for your enquiry.

I understand that you’d have liked to view ‘Wind Farm Wars’ but the programme had been replaced by ‘Coast’.

We appreciate your enquiry and the programme had to be dropped as a couple of the contributors are involved in local politics and, with local elections in a few weeks time, we would be breaching the election exclusion period to show the programme at this time.

We hope to re-schedule the series in a couple of months.

Thanks again for contacting the BBC.

Kind Regards

Patrick Clyde"

March 26, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

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