Date set for Manvers wind appeal hearing

MANVERS TWP) Ward 16 Councillor Heather Stauble says a date has been set for the Environmental Review Tribunal to hear an appeal of a controversial wind turbine project in Manvers Township. Coun. Stauble said the date is Friday, Feb. 21, and while no location has been announced, she expects it will be “as close as possible to the project site.”

In December, wpd Canada’s Sumac Ridge wind energy farm was approved by the Province, which means five wind turbines will be built in the Bethany area. It is one of four proposed wind energy farms that developers have been seeking provincial approvals to build in Manvers Township.

Manvers Wind Concerns, a group opposed to the project and the Buddhist Association of Canada, which has been overseeing a multi-million dollar Cham Shan Temple planned in the City of Kawartha Lakes, filed an appeal on Dec. 23. Read article

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