There are some huge files uploaded by Cleve Hill as part of their consultation information, and it can be really difficult to access them. The visualisations specifically are large in both file size and format. So we've made a few of them more accessible here. Don't forget that these are just visualisations, and in our... Continue Reading →
You've probably arrived on this page because you're concerned about the proposed solar and battery storage power station and you want to do something. If so, great! Please register your voice with the Planning Inspectorate - it just needs your contact info and your key concerns and it takes as little as five minutes. See... Continue Reading →
Tucked away on the the Planning Inspectorate's website is a useful document which provides advice for the local community about the 'pre-application' consultation. This is the stage we're at right now, so this could come in handy... The six page PDF explains: what the pre-application stage means the status of this consultation the things that... Continue Reading →
Hopefully by now, you know that we're in the six week consultation period in which we can explore some of the details that will be included in the final application. Previously, the profit-motivated Cleve Hill Solar Park (CHSP) developers mentioned that they wanted to include a storage facility, but were only able to provide a simplistic... Continue Reading →
Today we republish an article from an RSPB blog. It provides a fascinating insight into the birds of area just next to the proposed solar power station. In this one article I counted six Schedule 1 birds: Snow Bunting, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Bearded Tit, and Cetti's Warbler. There is a choice for the... Continue Reading →
Have you heard of the 'Sea of Plastic' that surrounds the Spanish city of El Ejido? It's on the southern coast of Spain opposite Morocco, and shows what happens when commercial interests take over the countryside.
The east-west layout is one of the many important elements of this proposal that needs to be understood. It is favoured by the developers because it affords a denser layout of panels, covering more of the ground with solar panels. In the words of one of the directors "We just realised how much more we... Continue Reading →
There could be around 82 transformer cabins on the site. These are each half the size of a shipping container and could be situated on top of rafts.