We are extremely grateful for the generosity of those people who have helped us reach this stage. Without this help the outcome might have been very different. However, it is now urgent that we restore our fighting fund to maximise our chances of success at the next stage.
Why we need a fighting fund
Having rejected the wind farm application, Winchester, Basingstoke and Test Valley Councils will all be pulling together to defend their decisions against EDF’s appeal. The Councils will be putting up the best possible case to defend their decision and KHG will be supporting them. In addition KHG has some advantages in its flexibility to appoint its own professionals with wide experience of, and a good track record in, defeating wind farm proposals. Also, unlike the Councils, we are able to fight on issues not listed in the Councils’ reasons for refusal.
These essential professionals will ensure that we are able to put up the strongest and most comprehensive opposition we are able but they will of course be very expensive. We find ourselves in a David and Goliath battle against a developer with enormous resources.
Fundraising has gone well but there is still a substantial shortfall. We are asking if you can offer some financial support so that we do not fall at this final hurdle. To those of you who have already given so generously, our heartfelt thanks. Whatever you feel able to donate will be gratefully received: PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.
HOW TO HELP
Cheques can be made out to “Keep Hampshire Green” and sent to:
The Treasurer, Keep Hampshire Green, Cranbourne Grange, Sutton Scotney, SO21 3NA.
Please contact the Treasurer for account details if you would prefer to make a direct transfer.