This page will contain updates on the proposal for a Solar Farm on the land known as Green Farm, North of Barkestone.
The planning application for this proposal has been submitted to Melton Borough Council and is on their website, reference 20/01182/FUL.
The application will go to the MBC Planning Committee, probably no earlier than April. Until that time it is still possible to make your views known to MBC, either using the online comments facility or by writing to them.
The Parish Council is a consultee on this planning application (it does not make a decision - that is up to Melton Borough Council). The Parish Council is very keen to hear views from parishioners on the proposal, particularly if they are supported by evidence or information of which the PC might not be aware.
The PC formally discussed the application at its meeting on 15th December 2020, having consulted with residents as much as it was possible during the current pandemic. The PC's comments to MBC can be found below. Basically the PC objected to the proposal, mainly on the grounds that its exceptional size makes it inappropriate for the site suggested.
Green Farm Solar Park - BPR Questions and Answers (PDF, 445 Kb)
Barkestone, Plungar & Redmile Parish Council's questions and responses given to questions raised in relation to the Green Farm Solar Park Project
- Savills (agents) consultation website
- RESIDENTS SURVEY (Survey Monkey)
Please fill in this survey to give your initial views on the Solar Farm. We appreciate that your view may change as more information comes to light - please keep us updated. You can also drop comments off to Tom Parry, Chester's Farm House, 1 Middle Street, Barkestone.
Parish Council Solar Farm Objection (PDF, 815 Kb)
This is what the Parish Council sent to Melton Borough Council following its meeting on 15th December 2020.