Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee, 25th June 2014

Atworth Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee

Atworth Institute, The Village Hall

25th June 2014

W14/05253/FUL Planned Solar Farm at Little Chalfield


This meeting was attended by the full Council and was well attended by the public. Thirty minutes was given to public participation. Also present was Susannah Miller from  Sunedison, and her colleague, f who were there to answer questions asked by the Council.

The Parish Council voted to object to this Planning application with these reasons:

  • Traffic and highway safety issues, no passing places within the narrow lanes. The lanes are currently used by large farm vehicles, horse boxes and school buses.
  • Long term loss of agricultural land, not consistent with Parish Plan.
  • Visual impact is detrimental to the landscape of open countryside.
  • The ecological impact of possible destruction of rare wild flowers on damaged verges.