What’s next?

Month May 2020

What’s next?

Many people are asking “What can we do about the Secretary of State’s devastating decision to approve the proposal to build a vast, industrial Solar Power Station on Graveney Marshes?” GREAT are currently having urgent Zoom meetings with our expert… Continue Reading →

Secretary of State’s decision

GREAT are devasted to confirm that the Secretary of State has today, 28th May 2020, decided to make an Order granting development consent for the proposal by Cleve Hill Solar Park Limited to build a vast industrial Solar Power Station… Continue Reading →

Judgement day on plans for UK’s biggest solar park due

Article by Gerry Warren, Kent Online 27th May 2020. The anxiously-awaited decision on whether the UK’s biggest solar park can be built in Kent is due tomorrow. The Secretary of State for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, is… Continue Reading →

Britain’s largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent

* This Guardian article was amended on 26 May 2020. An earlier version said that Cleve Hill solar farm had won the support of the Planning Inspectorate earlier this month. However, the recommendation has not been made public. This has… Continue Reading →

UK’s largest solar farm ‘will destroy north Kent landscape’

Article in today’s Sunday Times Leo Patrizi. Kent is known as “the Garden of England”, but a swathe of its farmland could be covered with 900,000 panels if the UK’s largest solar farm is approved this week. Cleve Hill Solar… Continue Reading →

Guest Blog – Stop Graveney Marsh Solar Farm

The New Nature Blog is written by Miles King a UK based conservation and environment campaigner. Miles is particularly interested in the intersection between nature, politics and the way we value nature (or don’t.). So today he hosts a guest… Continue Reading →

‘Dangerous & Destructive’

This is the first of a series featuring artists inspired by Graveney Marshes. Local artist, Rachael Dickens, makes work featuring a wide variety of materials, often prompted by the things she finds washed ashore. A member of the Whitstable drawing… Continue Reading →

World’s largest solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb, residents complain

Article By Phoebe Southworth in the Sunday Telegraph online 10 May 2020 The proposed development at Cleve Hill near Faversham, which would cover 900 acres of farmland CREDIT: Richard Knox-Johnston/Richard Knox-Johnston Developers want to erect up to one million solar panels… Continue Reading →

What wildlife or biodiversity will survive under this?

This is the east-west solar panel alignment proposed by the developers for Graveney Marshes. As we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day today we ask how on earth will the 390 species of wildlife that inhabit Graveney Marshes be able to… Continue Reading →

Graveney Marshes on TV

See Helen Whately MP and Sir David Melville voice their very serious concerns about the proposed Solar Power Station on KMTV. ‘Graveney solar farm plans opposed by MP Helen Whately and residents‘ Click here The article describes the devastating effect… Continue Reading →

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