Solar-farm campaigners travel to Westminster but debate is postponed

MP Helen Whately addresses campaigners with their model showing the height of the planned development
It all made for quite a scene…

Staff members and volunteers from CPRE Kent travelled to Westminster on Monday (September 9) to support campaigners against proposals for the country’s largest solar farm, at Cleve Hill, near Faversham.
They were among a group of some people 50 who travelled to Parliament to listen to a debate on the impact of the plant on Graveney Marshes.
It had been secured by Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whately, but unfortunately the chaos of the day, which saw Parliament suspended by the Prime Minister, meant it didn’t get to be held.
The adjournment debate, whereby the House of Commons is adjourned for a debate on a topic without a substantive motion being considered, is now due to held next month (October).
The campaigners’ trip was organised by Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT), who brought a to-scale model of one of the raised platforms needed to support the solar panels, demonstrating the height of the development.

  • For more on the Cleve Hill proposals, see here, here and here

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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