I can’t sup­port ‘ van­ity’ project?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views - Mar­garet Ran­dell Peter­bor­ough

I write to give my to­tal sup­port to the farm­ers of New­bor­ough, along side so many of their sup­port­ers. Me­dia re­ports have high­lighted the shock­ing sit­u­a­tion, in which the farm­ers of New­bor­ough are be­ing booted off the land they have farmed all of their lives. This is prime, high value ag­i­cul­tural land around New­bor­ough, which has the high­est pro­duc­tiv­ity in the whole of the UK. Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil plans to do se­vere dam­age to the coun­try­side, and wreck farm­ers lives, to­tally de­stroy­ing their livele­hoods with its plans for Europe’s largest re­new­able en­ergy plant - a van­ity project in my view.

Peter­bor­ough is a city of poverty and un­em­ploy­ment. Stag­ger­ing un­der the weight of an in­flux of 17,000 im­mi­grants over the past 10 years. Surely it does not have the fi­nan­cial ca­pac­ity tfor a mad­cap scheme to build Europes largest re­new­able en­ergy plant ?

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