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Solar insanity: an update on Cleve Hill

Article reproduced from the Faversham Eye By Katherine Hutchinson Discussion around the highly contentious Cleve Hill solar park has gone relatively quiet since the development received legal approval in late spring this year. At the … Read more

DECISION MADE: Application granted consent

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy granted development consent for the Project. For further information please refer to the following documents: Secretary of State Decision Letter Development Consent Order as Made … Read more

Responses published

The responses to the Secretary of State’s recent consultation have now been published.

These projects CAN be refused

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 … Read more

Change of email address

We’ve had to change our email address due to a slight hiccup.

Please bear with us whilst we set up our new email address which is: enquiries@savegraveneymarshes.org

Our website and other things will be updated as soon as possible.

Help with registering

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. … Read more

Register now to have your voice heard

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 … Read more

Onwards to Stage 3 (of 6)

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 … Read more

BBC Southeast coverage

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.

Get ready to register as an Interested Party

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 … Read more

Export, and import?

The first interesting thing we found in the application is outlined in the 1.2 Application Form file. This is a copy of the information that the developers entered into The Planning Inspectorate’s website as part … Read more

Our guide to the application

The DCO application, submitted yesterday, is made up of 133 files, which takes up 2.87GB of disk space. It’s difficult to access and, as expected, there’s a lot of information here. We’ve created a dedicated … Read more

On the edge of the solar dream

This article is written by one of our local residents. It describes very well how the Cleve Hill proposal is much more than, and in fact nothing like, your typical solar park. Romantics can see … Read more

A lovely walk round the marshes

More pictures of the area under threat for the gallery. These were taken back in July by a new resident in Graveney – thanks for providing these Russ!