A brief consultation on a proposal to construct Eastleigh’s first solar farm concludes on Saturday.
The proposed scheme, at Lower Russell’s Farm field alongside Allington Lane in West End, could consist of around 3800 solar panels. The proposed site is adjacent to the existing wind turbine.
An exhibition is currently being held at Highwood Barn, Itchen Valley Country Park and concludes on Saturday 2 November.
Staff will be on site to answer your questions at the following times:
Friday 1 November – 10am-12noon and 2-4pm
Saturday 2 November – 10am-12noon
You can also comment online by visiting www.eastleigh.gov.uk/solarfarm
Speaking at a special meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council this evening, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Keith House said;
With the concerns that we all have for fuel security and the cost of living, Green energy represents a long-term double-win. Not only does it tackle climate change, but it also produces income for the Council helping to keep Council Tax down and protect services.
The Local Area Committee will be looking at the results of the consultation ahead of a potential planning application.