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:
- It’s enormous – massive solar parks like this are normally located in desert regions
- It’s in the wrong place – a decommissioned coal power station would be better
- It will be harmful to wildlife including many protected species of birds, animals and plants
- 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
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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News and stories
- Our guide to the application
- Three months late, but the application is now submitted
- On the edge of the solar dream
- A lovely walk round the marshes
- “Tell your MP to stop the government’s daylight robbery” says 10:10’s Support Solar campaign
- Green Party ‘fighting the proposed huge 1000 acre solar farm’
- Whitstable Information Event – Saturday 27th October
- How the government is undermining solar – again | Greenpeace UK
- Application date delayed again
- ‘Build Britain’s biggest solar farm elsewhere’
- What needs to change to combat climate change?
- Make it compulsory for all new homes in England and Wales to have solar panels
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