for major new solar farm near Burnham raise concerns
for a major new solar energy farm near Burnham-On-Sea have been
unveiled to the concern of some residents.
Navitas Projects Limited has applied for permission to build a
solar park with an output of 2.79MW on land north of Wick Lane
in Brent Knoll.
resident, Diane Eddiford who lives nearby, says: "I have
very grave concerns for further solar farms in this area. I feel
greatly that they have a very negative impact on the countryside
in general. I find them hideously offensive. They throw up what
I consider to be dangerous mirror effects from sunshine."
But the developer, Navitas Projects, says: "The site was
chosen for the development of solar energy as it has a sufficient
area of flat open ground, a good level of solar irradiance and
is free from constraints such as statutory environmental designations
development would not result in significant levels of pollution,
noise or odour and, therefore, would not have a significant effect
on amenity or the quality of life of nearby residents."
landscape and visual impact of the solar park has been assessed
and measures included to mitigate against any potential impacts."
site, which measures 5.47 hectares, would see a 2.4m high wire
mesh fence built around the perimeter.
The site is one of several in the Burnham area earmarked for solar
energy. Burnham-On-Sea.com has previously featured big solar farms
and others in Rooksbridge