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Solar farm on the cards for Sidlesham

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A SOLAR farm plan for Sidlesham has been submitted to Chichester District Council.

Following public consultation last year, renewable energy developer Solafields has submitted the planning application for Baker’s Farm.

The firm said, if developed, the solar farm would have the capacity to generate enough renewable energy to power around 3,686 average households and save up to around 5,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The plans show a dual use of the land, with agricultural use alongside the solar farm.

Sheep will graze around and beneath the solar panels and the site would be managed as a nectar-rich meadow, attracting birds and insects.

Solafields said the solar farm would be a temporary development and would be decommissioned after 30 years.

An exhibition showing the plans was held at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Sidlesham in September 2013.

The firm said 17 people submitted comments during the consultation period, out of which 14 said they supported the solar farm proposal.

The solar farm would be a temporary development and would be decommissioned after 30 years.

Solafields has submitted the planning application to Chichester District Council for determination.

View the plans here

 

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