Wind power plans 'shock' for residents

"This news came as a shock to us and has caused great concern as we all live in these areas," write 20 residents near the proposed wind farm between Burträsk and Bygdsiljum.(Stock image)
"This news came as a shock to us and has caused great concern as we all live in these areas," write 20 residents near the proposed wind farm between Burträsk and Bygdsiljum.(Stock image)

Plans for a new wind power farm south of Burträsk came as a surprise to nearby residents. "This was a shock," explain 20 individuals in a statement to Skellefteå municipality.

Burträsk 2 januari 2024 14:20

Stenfors Vind AB has applied to build up to 33 wind turbines twelve kilometers south of Burträsk. The three locations that make up the establishment are situated near places such as Bygdeträsk and Andersvattnet, close to Lake Risvattnet.

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The three planned areas lie between Burträsk to the north and Bygdsiljum to the south.

The signatories include both permanent and holiday home residents in the area. They say they learned of the plans through an article in Norran.

"This news came as a shock to us and has caused great concern as we all live in these areas. Some of us have also been offered rights of use and lease agreements by Galileo/Stenfors Vind, but have declined and decided not to sign them," the letter states.

The signatories believe that the installation will have a significant impact on their lives and the lives of future generations. In addition, they point out that nearby areas have been designated by Riksantikvarieämbetet (Sweden's National Heritage Board) as areas of national heritage interest.

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"This news came as a shock to us and has caused great concern as we all live in these areas," write 20 residents near the proposed wind farm between Burträsk and Bygdsiljum.(Stock image)

"Today it is quiet and dark, there is no street lighting, and the sounds we hear are natural; birds singing and leaves rustling. This is not a suitable area for a wind farm, a wind farm with more than 30 turbines, also divided into three project areas, spreading disturbance throughout Andersvattnet and the surrounding villages," they write, concluding:

"This is our place on earth; it is priceless, we want to protect it, and we will not give up!"


 
 
 
 
 
 
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