Why oppose a solar park?

We all agree that solar is a better source of energy than things like coal, oil, and gas. So you may wonder why we are opposed to this development? Surely it is good for the environment and should just happen? Here are our key objections:

  1. It’s enormous – massive solar parks like this are normally located in desert regions
  2. It’s in the wrong place – a decommissioned coal power station would be better
  3. It will be harmful to wildlife including many protected species of birds, animals and plants
  4. It will destroy a landscape loved and used by thousands of people

These developers stated aim is to produce the lowest cost energy in the UK – but at what cost? And what will the environmental impact be?

It would be as big as Faversham

Map compares the boundaries around the proposed solar power station site and the town of Faversham - they are the same size

Did you know that this development is as big as the entire town of Faversham? The site is 890 acres or 360 hectares in size – about as big as 640 football pitches.

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If you want to help but can’t think how – please do get in touch anyway, we’d love to hear from you.

News and stories

Register before Monday 28th January! - Have a look at our campaign video which sets out the key messages. AND DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!
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 the 5000 page application shows the depth and breadth of this work. So, we’re facing an uphill battle, a herculean... Continue Reading →
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. During the summer of 2019 there will be an ‘Examination’ held by the government’s Planning Inspectorate. It’s like a public... Continue Reading →
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