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

Great CPRE article and support - Our CPRE magazine has popped through the letterbox with a well-written and well-informed article about the proposal. And thanks for distributing our leaflet to members too! As a campaigning organisation CPRE has a fantastic track record of defeating speculators who want to despoil our countryside in the pursuit of profits. Please become a member of... Continue Reading →
As high as a double-decker bus - The east-west layout is one of the many important elements of this proposal that needs to be understood. It is favoured by the developers because it affords a denser layout of panels, covering more of the ground with solar panels. In the words of one of the directors “We just realised how much more we... Continue Reading →
Dates for 2nd phase of consultations finally announced – sort of - Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd have announced the dates for the second phase of consultation in this ‘pre-application’ stage. They’ve sent letters to some of the local residents with the following details: Wednesday 13 June from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Ferry House Inn, Harty Ferry Road, Harty, ME12 4BQ Thursday 14 June from 1.30pm to... Continue Reading →
Europe is facing “biodiversity oblivion” on its farmland - We cannot allow the numerous skylarks, lapwings, brent geese, marsh harriers and many other creatures to be forced out of their home by the proposed industrialisation of this coastal countryside.

More stories…

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