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A lovely piece of writing by Carol Donaldson in the Guardian. The marshes are not an obvious beauty: it is a rough-edged love, full of derelict industry, broken barges, wide bays of mud; icy with blue light and shrill with redshanks’ calls in the winter, fields and scrub bubbling over with nightingales in the spring... Continue Reading →
Today - 22 December 2017 - is the deadline for phase one consultation feedback. Please do feedback via their form. COMPLETE OUR FEEDBACK FORM From: Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd's website: We are welcoming feedback from members of the public on our proposals at these events, or at the details provided below. Please note that... Continue Reading →
In this article from PV Magazine, developer Anesco shows that a small 10 MW solar farm is financially viable: The 10 MW Clayhill solar farm and storage facility, developed by British renewable energy developer Anesco, was officially opened by the U.K. government’s climate change minister Claire Perry. The 10 MW Clayhill solar farm is supported... Continue Reading →
In a letter to local residents, Helen Whately says the scale of the site is equivalent to 400 football pitches. However, KentOnline in their article from 14 November Proposal to build Britain’s biggest solar farm near Whitstable says that the development is the size of 900 football pitches. So what's the truth? The developer's proposal [pdf] talks... Continue Reading →
Here's the current thinking from the developer's briefing pack [pdf] The proposed development site is on an area of approximately 890 acres (360 hectares). This is the same area as at least 640 football pitches.
Here's a link to the Environment Agency's flood map service showing what the current flood probability is. It says this is an area with "a high probability of flooding" and is an area that benefits from flood defenses.
Public consultation: November 2017 to January 2018 The Environment Agency is currently working on a "Medway Estuary and Swale flood and coastal risk management strategy". From their website information: What the strategy will do The Medway Estuary and Swale flood and coastal erosion risk strategy will assess how to best protect people and properties, designated... Continue Reading →
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