The Scoping Report – what does it cover?

Month January 2018

The Scoping Report – what does it cover?

As we touched on in a previous post, a Scoping Report gets submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. In the words of the developer: This will present the development proposals and will describe how we will assess any potential impacts to the existing… Continue Reading →

Covered edge to edge in solar panels?

View this post on Instagram Sadly foreshortening does not give the true scale of this landscape….which Wirsol and Hive Energy want to cover edge to edge with solar panels. And this shot captures about 1/8th of the total scheme #clevehillsolar… Continue Reading →

The ‘Community Project Update’ has arrived

Fresh on the doormat this morning – the Community Project Update leaflet has arrived, along with a letter from Hugh Brennan. The eight page A5 glossy leaflet reminds us about the community consultation events that happened in December. It extols… Continue Reading →

Swale Borough Council had no comments to make on 109 pages of the scoping report

Interesting to find that Swale Borough Council had no comments to make on the Scoping Report [PDF link] for the project. This is despite the fact that: the scoping report is 109 pages long, goes into a great amount of… Continue Reading →

Examining the “s51 advice”

In Friday’s post I started looking into what is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. It was quite a long post and had many links and acronyms – sorry! The world of planning is complex and process-driven, so I thought it would… Continue Reading →

What is National Infrastructure?

Warning: this article contains acronyms The Cleve Hill Solar Park proposal exceeds 50MW in scale. This is so huge that it qualifies as a “Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP)”. There’s a process for this… Cleve Hill Solar Park explains in their literature… Continue Reading →

The Last Battle Fought on British Soil – The Battle of Graveney Marsh

Did you know that The Battle of Graveney Marsh was the last battle to take place on British soil involving a foreign enemy? Some great pictures here from Instagram as a slideshow: View this post on Instagram The Last Battle… Continue Reading →

More views from the marsh

Thanks to Declan for sharing these great shots of the marsh. The first few are from back in October: And these ones are from May on a walk of the Saxon Shore Way from The Sportsman round to Nagden Marsh… Continue Reading →

Kent Wildlife Trust’s view

Here’s what Kent Wildlife Trust think. See the full article here: http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/planning/cleve-hill-solar-park How is it different from other solar parks? Cleve Hill Solar Park is huge. It is about five times bigger than anything else currently built or planned in… Continue Reading →

A view without solar panels

This is the view of Graveney and Nagden Marshes today. No solar panels yet. Eventually this entire area could be covered. Please share via social and add your views in the comments. [wpvideo XbvhnYYH ]

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