Land West Of Ashwell Road, Bygrave
Application no. 22/00741/FP
Notwithstanding our firm support for sustainable forms of electricity generation, we object strongly to the installation of this large solar farm. Certain renewable energy sources, if not properly controlled, can have serious consequences for our natural environment.
The proposed development covers nearly 57 hectares and at present in Hertfordshire there is a proliferation of similar applications for solar energy installations across farmland and designated protected areas of open countryside.
CPRE Hertfordshire has prepared a Policy Statement, providing further information to assist in the determination of applications for ground-mounted solar installations. We believe that rooftops and previously developed land should be utilised for solar energy generation and we urge the Council to refuse permission for this damaging proposal.