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.

Get involved!

Get Involved buttonIf you are as devastated as we are about this proposal, please do get involved with our campaign.

Add your thoughts and feelings to this website via the comments. If you have great images why not let us add them to our gallery to show how incredible this place is?

We need help from people that are great at research, planning, and wildlife. Are you someone who can tell a story, and help get folk on board with our campaign?

We’re fundraising too, so you can help with any size of donation.

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

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 ensures that you will receive formal notifications during the Examination process and gives you important participation rights. Any member of... Continue Reading →
KMTV coverage: Kent MP ready to fight plans for huge Solar park – YouTube - Here’s some coverage from KMTV. Great to see this, but please can reports show properly what the solar panel design for this is actually like? We’re facing dense, east-west, industrial, mega-panels – these are not like the pictures of solar panels that are used in this film. Also, we must not get distracted by changes... Continue Reading →
Join us at the Faversham Information Event on Sunday 9th December - The Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT) is holding another information event to help explain the project, and the planning process. Find out more about the massive industrialised power station proposed by Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd. How is this different from a typical solar park? What will be the impact on the environment and wildlife?... Continue Reading →
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 of their submission. Question 22 ‘Additional information for specific types of infrastructure’ asks for details on certain types of development.... Continue Reading →
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