Eastleighs Solar Farm consultation ends soon

Solar panelA 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.

  1 comment for “Eastleighs Solar Farm consultation ends soon

  1. Sue
    November 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    So will the council own the solar farm or just get some sort of rent? Why cant the council invest in getting solar panels placed on all their buildings? That would reduce costs and provide an income? Germany have got solar panels everywhere —– even on overhead covers at car parks. Win win —- cars get sheltered from the sun and energy is produced. If the council still owned homes they could get loads of panels placed on them thus helping people with their bills and getting an income from extra energy fed into the national grid.

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