Appeal lodged after solar farm plans thrown out

Essex County Standard: Appeal lodged after solar farm plans thrown out Appeal lodged after solar farm plans thrown out

An appeal has been lodged after plans for a controversial solar farm on the outskirts of the Halstead area were refused.

Sovereign Partners wants to create a giant solar farm, comprising of 25,000 panels, with associated infrastructure on fields at Big Deere Lodge Field, Church Street, Belchamp St Paul.

But plans were refused by Braintree Council in April this year following their submission in July last year.

In the council’s statement for refusal, it was noted: “The local planning authority does not accept that it has been demonstrated that there is a necessity for a large scale solar farm development on this site.

“Whilst there is a national need for more renewable energy the Government has made it clear that new Solar PV capacity should be focused on brownfield sites and roofspace on buildings.”

 

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8:29pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Ontheball says...

About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.
About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas. Ontheball
  • Score: -11

2:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

Boris says...

Ontheball wrote:
About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.
Devastation? The nation needs energy and you say that an inert array of solar panels would be "devastating"?
Eyesores? No.
We need wind farms and solar farms. They need to be in the right place, i.e. on low-grade land (solar) and at a good distance from houses (wind). That's all.
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[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.[/p][/quote]Devastation? The nation needs energy and you say that an inert array of solar panels would be "devastating"? Eyesores? No. We need wind farms and solar farms. They need to be in the right place, i.e. on low-grade land (solar) and at a good distance from houses (wind). That's all. . Boris
  • Score: 8

6:28am Fri 27 Jun 14

micksmercs says...

Ontheball wrote:
About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.
What devastation?
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.[/p][/quote]What devastation? micksmercs
  • Score: 6

10:16am Fri 27 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

If an eye sore just plant a hedge around it.

We need this development.
If an eye sore just plant a hedge around it. We need this development. Jack222
  • Score: 5

12:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sam vines says...

Why not compromise and have all new houses built in Essex must have have solar panels fitted as part of planning permission requirements and the street lights on these estates are solar powered.
Why not compromise and have all new houses built in Essex must have have solar panels fitted as part of planning permission requirements and the street lights on these estates are solar powered. sam vines
  • Score: 8

9:43am Sat 28 Jun 14

Shoosh1905 says...

Ontheball wrote:
About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.
It's fools like you who are holding this country back and why we are getting overtaken by so many countries!! Embrace the growth People!
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: About time someone stopped these eyesores being created by money-grabbing developers who couldn't give a monkeys about the devastation these things cause to the immediate and surrounding areas.[/p][/quote]It's fools like you who are holding this country back and why we are getting overtaken by so many countries!! Embrace the growth People! Shoosh1905
  • Score: 5

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