Where to see the proposals
with Wirsol Energy, said: “The Cleve Hill Solar Park is a pioneering scheme, including the potential for new technologies like battery storage.
“Our ambition is to deliver the first non-subsidised renewables project of this scale, delivering low- cost, clean, homegrown energy to power UK households.
“We are still at the very early stages of developing our proposals, which is why we want to start talking now with local communities to understand their views and listen to their ideas.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in our plans to come along to meet us at one of our upcoming consultation events to find out more.”
The solar panels will sit on lowgrade farmland lining the north Kent coast between Faversham and Whitstable.
They will send electricity to the nearby London Array substation, which already receives power from the offshore wind farm.
A second phase of consultation will follow early next year, with submission of the application scheduled for later in 2018.
For more information about the proposals and details of the consultation events go to www. clevehillsolar.com The plans will be available for inspection in libraries in Faversham, Boughtonunder-blean and Teynham.
They can also be seen at the Sheppey Gateway in Sheerness, the Alexander Centre in Faversham, Swale Borough Council offices in Sittingboourne, Canterbury City Council offices and County Hall at Maidstone.
The first phase of community consultation events are being held at:
Sheppey Evangelical Church, Warden Bay Road, Leysdown, on Tuesday, December 5, from 5pm to 8pm.
Faversham Assembly Rooms, in Preston Street, on Wednesday, December 6, from 11:30am to 7:30pm.
Graveney village hall on Thursday, December 7, from 1.30pm to 8pm.
Seasalter Christian Centre on Friday, December 8, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.
Britain’s biggest solar farm could be built on the edge of Whitstable