You may have seen the Compulsory Acquisition Order that Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd hung this week from gates on Graveney Marshes? This follows the decision made by the Secretary of State for Business on 28th May, and forms part of the Development Consent Order under the UK Planning Act. We have just 6 weeks to raise a judicial review.

If there is no judicial review to challenge the Development Consent Order, the developer will “acquire any of the land listed (including existing rights and/or new rights)” under the UK’s Compulsory Purchase Act. This includes over 70 pieces of marsh close to Faversham and all around the village of Graveney.

If there is no judicial review to challenge the Development Consent Order, the developer will “acquire any of the land listed (including existing rights and/or new rights)” under the UK’s Compulsory Purchase Act. This includes over 70 pieces of marsh close to Faversham and all around the village of Graveney.

Note that the Compulsory Acquisition Order has been hung by the developer from a post indicating the route for the Saxon Shore Way. A 153 mile walking route tracing the south east coast “recognised as one of the most important habitats for birds in the UK.” Well it is at the moment anyway.

Notice of Compulsory Acquisition