Water fracking ‘mare! Fears for Somerset farmers

In recent months the residents of Somerset have suffered a deluge of water – and politicians in wellies – after some of the worst flooding in years. That’s one reason why local MP Tessa Munt has her eye on the potential risk to groundwater from fracking for shale gas. The Lib Dem MP is backing […]

Pilrow wind farm plans rejected

Planning application for a wind farm east of the M5 motorway in Somerset has been rejected by the local council. Plans for the Pilrow wind farm had already been scythed down from six 140-metre-high turbines to four 130m ones following consultation with local residents, English Heritage and the Environment Agency. The council’s planning officers deemed […]