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We agree that solar is a better source of energy than things like coal, oil, and gas. So find out why we are opposed to this development.
The Cleve Hill Solar Park proposal is huge in more ways than one. The parent companies, Hive and Wirsol, have a lot of expertise, time and cash. They've spent years concocting their plans - and the 5000 page application shows the depth and breadth of this work. So, we're facing an uphill battle, a herculean... Continue Reading →
In a democracy you can have a voice by voting, but you have to register. It's the same with the National Infrastructure Planning process - you can have a voice, but you have to register. During the summer of 2019 there will be an 'Examination' held by the government's Planning Inspectorate. It's like a public... Continue Reading →
This short video gives a useful overview of the National Infrastructure six stage process. Don't forget that we're currently at 'Stage 3: Pre-examination' - this is your chance to register as an 'interested party'. It's important that we all register and it is very easy to do. You have until the 28th January to do... Continue Reading →
Did you know that the Cleve Hill Solar Park still has to be approved before it can be built? It has to be 'examined' by the Planning Inspectorate in a process that is similar to a public enquiry. This will happen in the summer of 2019 and as a member of the public this is... Continue Reading →
As expected it has been announced today that the application by Cleve Hill Solar Park has been 'accepted for examination'. This just means that the application "is of a satisfactory standard". The application will go forward to detailed scrutiny via an 'Examination', which is a little like a public enquiry, at some point in 2019. If... Continue Reading →
Here's the clip of the great BBC coverage yesterday which featured views from Stephen Harris of The Sportsman pub restaurant and Wendy a local resident. https://youtu.be/bxs0eKM1MYY
We will know if the application gets through the current ‘Acceptance’ stage by Friday 14th December. If it does, then the next stage is ‘Pre-examination’ during which you can register to become an ‘Interested Party’. Registration ensures that you will receive formal notifications during the Examination process and gives you important participation rights. Any member of... Continue Reading →
Here's some coverage from KMTV. Great to see this, but please can reports show properly what the solar panel design for this is actually like? We're facing dense, east-west, industrial, mega-panels - these are not like the pictures of solar panels that are used in this film. Also, we must not get distracted by changes... Continue Reading →