https://www.private-eye.co.uk/podcast/82 (coverage starts at 20m 10s)
If the BWSF proposal is such a great way to provide the UK with renewable energy – how come there is so much information that we are not being told?
Along with SBW campaign, we are heartened to see that Private Eye are also looking behind the greenwashing to find out what is going on – see their latest investigation here. Previous article available here.
Helpfully, Private Eye has also covered the story in their podcast, explaining the importance of this issue. You can listen to it here (coverage starts at 20m 10s).
Over the last few weeks, I have been contacted by constituents who are concerned by the contents of a recent article published in Private Eye, entitled 'Marlborough light', in issue 1597.
The article raises concerns regarding PVDP and its ultimate ownership. I would like to reassure constituents that I have now raised these concerns with the Government and PVDP directly to ask for an explanation.
At a time when the importance of energy security is apparent as never before, we need to understand what financial interests would be involved in critical national infrastructure or its promotion.
On 27 June 2023, Layla Moran spoke in Parliament highlighting the issues raised by Private Eye about the developers of BWSF. She requested a meeting with the minister to get to the bottom of where the money is coming from, asking, “how can we know that Russian money is not still being greenwashed through our economy here in the UK?”
Full speech available here.
"Having looked at the plans for Botley West in detail, I have grave concerns about the size and scale of these proposals, which appear to represent a disproportionate threat to agricultural land in West Oxfordshire."
"The proposal for the Botley West Solar Farm in my view has no benefit to the local community that it will be impacting other than the promise of better walking routes and the possibility of green infrastructure."
"The magnitude of the BWSF project and its geographical footprint in a highly populated area, within the Oxford Green Belt is totally unacceptable. I am concerned about the loss of productive farmland, industrialization of our countryside and the impact this project would have on our environment and communities."
"Considering size and scale, I am against Botley West. Our government should be investing in wind power, insulation, carbon zero new housing and reducing consumption all more affective to fight climate change. Aligned with a plan for land management, rewilding, reduced meat consumption and solar on roofs."
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