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 the beauty of the ‘solar dream’. The power of the Sun’s rays reaching down to the surface of the Earth... Continue Reading →
It's been a couple of weeks since the 2nd phase consultation closed on the auspicious date Friday 13th July 2018. There was a huge amount of activity in the run up to this date as the various groups, organisations and official bodies all got their formal responses ready. At the same time the public were... Continue Reading →
Local residents have today received a very supportive letter from our local representative, Helen Whateley MP. The letter shows clearly her opposition to what is being proposed.
The Faversham Society has grave concerns about the negative environmental and amenity impact of the solar power station being proposed at Cleve Hill and across the surrounding marshes. There are alternative brownfield sites available, and distributed generation is both possible and more desirable.
Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT), is hosting its own Community Event at the All Saints Church in Graveney on Saturday 30th June from 10:00 to 14:00. No developers, just local people, independent experts, and some of our elected representatives.
When Cleve Hill’s industrial scale solar farm was proposed on the open landscape of the North Kent Marshes Declan Wiffen felt quite conflicted.
Unlike some organisations, the Faversham Society did provide a response to the first round consultation which closed on 22 December 2017. The Faversham Society supports the development of renewable energy recognising its importance in reducing carbon emissions. However, the Society has some specific and serious concerns about the scale of the Cleve Hill Solar Park... Continue Reading →
From Helen Whateley's site on 1 February 2018 https://www.helenwhately.org.uk/news/im-seriously-worried-about-scale-solar-farm Many people have contacted me about the proposal for a solar park at Cleve Hill in Graveney. Like most people who I have spoken to or who have written to me, I am keen to see more of our energy coming from renewable sources. But I... Continue Reading →
Jane Street-Porter wrote a piece for the Independent back in November in which she said: Clean energy companies will destroy our land for a profit Yesterday I picked apples from ancient trees and listened to the sound of geese and waders. Now, there’s a ghastly proposal to cover 890 acres of this lovely wetland with... Continue Reading →