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Concerns over wildlife impact, road safety and nearby power lines sink plans for solar farm

Concerns over wildlife impact, road safety and nearby power lines sink plans for solar farm

Thursday 10 February 2022

So they can be stopped… Plans for a solar farm to be built between Manuden and Berden, on the Essex-Hertfordshire border, have been blocked by Uttlesford District Council. Low Carbon Solar Park 6 had applied to both East Herts and Uttlesford district councils for permission to develop its Pelham Spring solar park but failed to […] Read more >

Veganuary, solar farms, neonicotinoids, greenwash… it’s all there in the first talk of our winter series

Veganuary, solar farms, neonicotinoids, greenwash… it’s all there in the first talk of our winter series

Friday 28 January 2022

The first speaker in our series of winter talks didn’t pull any punches when he got things under way this week with The Importance of British Food Production. Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, vice-president of the National Farming Union, gave the talk via Zoom to a healthy audience of 29 people on Wednesday (January 26). Launching […] Read more >

Solar policy and climate-change strategy: two issues guaranteed to stir opinion

Solar policy and climate-change strategy: two issues guaranteed to stir opinion

Wednesday 1 September 2021

It’s good to see member Richard Haynes keeping the name of CPRE Essex in the spotlight. We have reported before on his letters (see here  and here) to the Saffron Walden Reporter on the growing issue of solar farms. Now he has put Uttlesford District Council’s climate-change strategy to the sword, again in the Saffron […] Read more >

Letter: solar farms and the wrecking or our landscape

Letter: solar farms and the wrecking or our landscape

Friday 2 July 2021

With the report that proposals for solar farms in Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire have doubled over the past five months, this letter to the Saffron Walden Reporter from Richard Haynes, a member of both CPRE Essex and the Uttlesford Local Plan Community Forum, could scarcely be more pertinent. For more on the subject of solar […] Read more >

Solar farms: CPRE Essex policy statement

Solar farms: CPRE Essex policy statement

Saturday 10 April 2021

Solar farms: a thorny subject for so many. They are trumpeted by some as laudable examples of green, renewable energy provision, while others highlight their undoubted impact on the landscape. As the countryside charity, CPRE Essex has addressed both sides of the debate and put together its own policy statement on the matter. There can […] Read more >

‘Solar farms: it’s the landscape that pays the price’

‘Solar farms: it’s the landscape that pays the price’

Monday 8 February 2021

With the number of solar farms proposed for Essex growing seemingly every time we open a newspaper, it is timely to share this letter from Richard Haynes published in the Saffron Walden Reporter. Richard is a member of both CPRE Essex and the Uttlesford Local Plan Community Forum. Dear Sir, I refer to Edward Gildea’s […] Read more >

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