for new solar energy farm near Burnham-On-Sea
for another big new solar energy farm near Burnham-On-Sea which
will be large enough to power over 500 homes have been unveiled
10,000-panel solar farm on land next to Yardwall Road in the village
of Mark will cover a 12-acre site.
Hadstone Energy, which already runs the larger solar energy farm
at nearby Watchfield, has submitted a formal application to Sedgemoor
District Council for the proposals this week.
Rowe, director of Hadstone Energy, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
site would be our smallest in Somerset and would be about a quarter
the size of the Watchfield solar farm and would generate 3MWp
of renewable electricity."
local resident, Harry Crowther, has raised his opposition to the
project, saying: "The Mark area is subject to too much 'power
related issues' such as solar panels at Watchfield and Pill Road
plus the imposition of potential extra large 'T' pylons across
the fields for the Avonmouth to Hinkley link."
do not want this solar farm built at the end of our lane. This
area is deemed a 'special landscape area' and the lane is too
narrow for large lorries... which will cause damage. There will
also be light pollution by the use of flood and spot lights."
residents can submit feedback on the application - number 33/14/00024
- to Sedgemooor District Council before the deadline of August
22nd. Further details are available from Hadstone Energy.
approved, the site would become be the latest in the area. Burnham-On-Sea.com
has previously featured the huge solar energy farms in Watchfield
and planned at Rooksbridge.