Site suit­able for a so­lar power farm?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Freedom Pass - By Tim Collins

tcollins@thek­m­group.co.uk Pro­vi­sional plans for a so­lar power farm at Rol­ven­den have been put be­fore the bor­ough coun­cil.

Green En­ergy UK Di­rect Ltd is cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing the suit­abil­ity of a so­lar farm at Mill House Farm in Bene­den Road.

The site has been iden­ti­fied as hav­ing good po­ten­tial for photo-voltaic gen­er­a­tion, due to its lo­ca­tion and rel­a­tively high lev­els of ex­po­sure to the sun.

The ap­pli­ca­tion to Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil asks the coun­cil whether or not any fu­ture plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion needs to in­clude an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment if or when it is sub­mit­ted.

It is not a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion and Ash­ford coun­cil will not, at this stage, be con­sid­er­ing the plan­ning mer­its of the pro­pos­als.

A re­sponse is ex­pected by Fe­bru­ary 20 at the lat­est.

Full de­tails of the pro­pos­als can be viewed at plan­ning.ash­ford.gov.uk

The pro­posed site, above and be­low, of a so­lar power farm

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