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Heartbreaking devastation of the landscape and wildlife

This video shows the devastating impact of the construction of the solar park, affecting the landscape and wildlife. No words can describe how awful this is.

Battery Safety Management Plan REFUSED!!

Some good news at last! The Battery Safety Management Plan was considered at an Extraordinary Planning Committee at Swale Borough Council on 28 February, and was refused! The decision was voted at 10 to 5 … Read more

Fight against battery storage at Cleve Hill continues!

A Barrister with extensive experience in fighting infrastructure planning applications has, on behalf of The Faversham Society, submitted a letter to Swale Borough Council. The letter outlines the Society’s concerns about the independence and quality … Read more

Cleve Hill Solar Park Drop-In Sessions

Cleve Hill Solar Park are holding two drop-in events on 8th and 9th August. The event is an opportunity to speak to members of the project team to ask questions about where the project is … Read more

Work starts on UK’s largest solar plant

Construction of the UK’s largest solar and battery storage plant has begun after thecompany developing it won the highest government subsidy yet for a sun-powered energy scheme, reports Gill Plimmer of the Financial Times (24 … Read more

Chancellor commissions planning system review

reNEWS.BIZ report that UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned a review of the planning system to speed up consenting for offshore wind farms and large-scale solar projects in England. Hunt, along with the Minister for Local … Read more

Monitoring Cleve Hill HGV Movements

As you will be aware, construction work has started at the Cleve Hill solar farm site. The Developer has applied for planning permission to temporarily change the use of a plot of land positioned between … Read more

Inaugural Traffic Management Group Meeting Held

The inaugural Traffic Management Group meeting was held with the Developer on 19th October. Disappointingly, neither KCC, Swale Borough Council nor Kent Highways attended. The minutes can be access via the following link. It … Read more

Latest Community Newsletter

The Developer has issued it’s latest newsletter confirming construction will begin in October 2022. Read the full newsletter here at

Pile Testing Underway

Pile testing will commence on 27 October and should complete by 11 November. This forms part of the project’s investigation works and involves inserting and removing piles from various points across the site to establish … Read more

SPA Construction Noise – available for comments

The Developer’s have submitted their final SPA Construction Noise Plans to Swale Borough Council for approval. This is the last one – for now!! GREAT has submitted its formal response to this submission. We have … Read more

Operational Noise – available for comments

The Developer’s have submitted their final Operational Noise Plans to Swale Borough Council for approval. GREAT has submitted its formal response to this submission. We would welcome your support to submit your own comments by … Read more

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