Proposed Solar Farm

You will be aware that a presentation was given in the village hall on Tues 25 March 2014 about a commercial proposal for a 40-acre solar energy site to be constructed near Greatford. We were given very short notice about this presentation which made it difficult for many residents to attend.

The presentation was given by Keir Petherwick for FC Palmer & Sons, Ely. He has a solar panel site on his land near Cambridge and was promoting a similar scheme near Greatford on land owned by Andrew Freeman of Baston. The proposed site would be on large fields to the east of Greatford near Baston Road between Wilsthorpe Lane and Kings Street.

The Parish Council would be very interested to hear any comments which you wish to make on the outline proposals for a potential solar site, and based on the information available in the presentation material whether you are presently in favour, against or undecided about there being a solar site on fields to the east of Greatford.