On the 23rd November we gathered in Filham Park in Ivybridge to plant 420 saplings from the Woodland Trust.
We were led by the local ranger, Andrew Price, and planted the trees in two rows to create a new hedge beside the Manstow Football Club pitch.
Over 20 people came, including lots of children. The rain even stopped for a while!
We'd like to thank Cate for having the idea in the first place and applying to the Woodland trust for the trees, and ITC for organising the planting day.
Conrad Energy have submitted a planning application to South Hams District Council to build a gas peaking power station in Ivybridge. A gas peaking power station is one that can start up quickly to deal with the surges in electricity demand that happen at peak times, such as the evening when everyone is home watching TV, cooking, showering etc. They say we need it to cope with the intermittency of more renewable energy like wind and solar on the grid.
We oppose the construction of a new gas peaking plant because:
SDCE believe it completely inappropriate to build a gas-fired power station in this location. Low-carbon solutions are out there, this is not one of them!
View and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/nVTpGJNQ6L
You can view and comment on the planning application here: http://bit.ly/334EoHe
Comments must be submitted before the 29th November 2019.
SDCE has submitted a letter of objection which you can view here.