There are several ways in which local people can get involved:
- Sign up as a member to express your support for our aims. Membership is free and the more people who sign up, the more notice the various planning bodies will take.
- Offer to join our committee. If you have particular skills or expertise and would like to help, we are looking for help in the following areas:
- Local history
- Wildlife and conservation
- Science, especially energy production and noise
- Help us with activities such as delivering Newsletters, handing out leaflets, representing us at events, conducting surveys and undertaking research.
- Business support in the more practical areas of our operation such as production of the Newsletter and help with stands and reprographics for exhibitions.
Who You Can Write To
You can also write to the following people to express your views. If you do write, please copy us in and let us know if you are happy for us to publish your letter.
- Your Parish Council (responses will vary - some are actively seeking views, others are not).;
- David Rush, the Case Officer, at The Planning Department of South Cambs District Council;
- Your local MP, Jim Paice;
- Your MEP, Jeffrey Titford who sits on the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development.
If you're still weighing up all the evidence before making up your mind but would like to be kept informed of developments, then join our mailing list. Simply contact us with your name and address.
Due to popular demand we have now set up a Paypal account, to make a donation this way simply click here:
Membership is free - but as with all campaigns we really need to raise funds through both donations and fundraising to mount an effective fight against a planning application of this scale. Having researched the experiences of other campaign groups, there are some significant costs involved. For example, the StopCWF group who campaigned against the proposed wind farm at Boxworth needed £15,000 to get to the stage of having the application refused by SCDC. Their funds were primarily spent on:
- Producing newsletters and posters;
- Maintaining a website;
- Holding public meetings and exhibitions;
- Producing an authoritative and exhaustive rebuttal of the planning application (and now the appeal);
- Employing independent recognised experts to research the potential impact of the proposed development on the local environment.
This money was raised primarily by local people through various fundraising activities and donations.