LOSS OF PRODUCTIVE LAND
We are concerned about the loss of productive farm land and believe that no large scale solar plant should be approved for development on greenfield land until the collective impact on the environment, biodiversity and food security is fully understood.
Current Government policy is clear in that developments of this nature should prioritise development on Brownfield sites and low grade land before considering development on productive farmland.
Solar panels should be erected on brownfield sites, new housing developments and all commercial buildings. Using productive agricultural land should be an absolute last resort.