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Tag Archives: Solar Farms
Guest Blog – Stop Graveney Marsh Solar Farm
As regular readers will know I take an interest in solar farms and their impact on wildlife. With this in mind, I’m happy to host a guest blog today from Matthew Hatchwell of the Faversham Society. Matthew was Director of … Continue reading
Posted in guest blogs, Solar Farms Tagged Faversham Society, Graveney Marshes, Solar Farms, Wildlife 2 Comments
Rampisham Down: We Won!
Regular readers will recall the story of Rampisham Down and the plan to build a solar farm on a nationally important grassland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). I have written about this case … Continue reading
Posted in grasslands, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms Tagged new nature blog, Rampisham, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms 19 Comments
Rampisham Down Saved?
There has been some good news about Rampisham Down and its future. The developers British Solar Renewables have resubmitted their proposals to develop a smaller (but still highly profitable) solar farm on arable land adjacent to the SSSI, so that … Continue reading
Posted in Rampisham Down, renewable energy, Solar Farms Tagged British Solar Renewables, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms 5 Comments
West Dorset reject solar farm on landscape grounds
Some readers may recall that last year West Dorset District Council approved proposals for a 25MW solar farm to be built at Rampisham Down, inside the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and directly on a Site of Special Scientific … Continue reading
Posted in British Solar Renewables, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms, Uncategorized Tagged Rampisham, Sadborow lane, Solar Farms 2 Comments
More on the #Rampisham Propaganda War.
After yesterday’s blog about describing the opening salvo’s in the propaganda war that’s started in advance of the Rampisham Solar Farm public inquiry, more shots come thick and fast. Dorset Eye, a Dorset community media website, have published a … Continue reading
Rampisham: the propaganda war begins
It was inevitable that with the announcement of the Public Inquiry for the Rampisham Down Solar Farm, the developers would break cover and start a media campaign to persuade the public that their position is the right one. So it … Continue reading
Rampisham Down planning permission called in for Public Inquiry
Good news today from the Department for Communities and Local Government. New Secretary of State Greg Clark has decided that West Dorset District Council’s extraordinary decision to give planning permission for a 50ha solar farm on a Site of Special … Continue reading
Posted in public inquiries, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms, SSSis, Uncategorized Tagged Public Inquiry, Rampisham Down, Solar Farms, SSSIs 15 Comments
Rampisham Down in Flower: what British Solar Renewables don’t want you to see
I thought it would be a good idea to see how Rampisham Down was looking as we have had some good weather and the site had received some (not enough but a start) grazing in the winter to remove some … Continue reading
The Solar Farm Gold Rush is over
This spring it was almost as though there was a gold rush around here, but the gold was a very generous public subsidy for private landowners to build solar farms; and the subsidy magically … Continue reading
Rampisham Down Factsheet #6: The Solar Farm Business: British Solar Renewables and Community Heat and Power
Brownfield Site? Rampisham Down SSSI It pays to know who you are dealing with, and this is as much the case at Rampisham Down as anywhere else. The developers of Rampisham Down are British Solar Renewables, as I have mentioned … Continue reading