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Solar farms, factors to consider in determining planning applications

24th September 2021

Are solar farms in the countryside a good or a bad idea? CPRE Hertfordshire, in collaboration with our colleagues at CPRE Essex, is pleased to be providing advice and support to a network of community groups and parish councils in eastern Hertfordshire and western Essex.

Together we are engaged in a campaign against the development of large areas of agricultural land into industrial scale solar farms. This campaign booklet explains the issues. ‘The problem with solar farms’ has been distributed to stakeholders and is available to download here.

The Problem with Solar Farms

For further information, please also see our CPRE Hertfordshire policy statement on ground mounted solar installations.

many rows of photovoltaic solar panels covering a large expanse of countryside
a dark sky at night with hundreds of stars visible in the milky way overhead