Where to see the pro­pos­als

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion - Ex­clu­sive by Gerry War­ren

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.

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