Mar 162016
 

A community project, long in the making, is under threat. In August 2015, Resilient Energy Severndale, a 500kW community wind project, was granted planning permission by the Forest of Dean Council. But, late in the day a single individual representing a small group of local objectors, is taking the case to Judicial Review with two key Community Energy principles challenged. The situation is grave enough to threaten the legality of any energy projects (sustainable or otherwise) that are community-based and set up for the benefit of a community. Resilient Energy have launched a crowd funding appeal to help contribute to their legal costs. Assuming the case is won and the project proceeds, the intention is to repay any contributions made by supporters. Please go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/high-court-challenge-to-aims-of-community-energy for more details, and, if possible, make a pledge. The case will be heard in the High Court on 21 April. Pledges of support are needed by Tuesday, 22 March.

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