We are delighted to announce that our Appeal against the Solar Farm in Tattingstone was a success and planning permisson was not granted.
This could not have been achieved without all of your support, but a special mention must be made to our Chairman Tom Hill, who worked tirelessly to secure this result.
We would also like to thank NAWS and we have enjoyed our collaberation with them. Special thanks to Judy Sexton and Lloyd Butler who dedicated so much time and effort to the Appeal.
It will cover an area of 95 acres – over 50 full sIze football pitches.
It will support 43,000 solar panels 2.4m high.
Be surrounded by a 2.4m high metal chain link security fence with metal posts sunk into concrete bases, mounted surveillance cameras and 13 structures to house inverters and a control room.
Will turn this peaceful rural location into an industrial area with noticeable background noise.
Occupy the best and most versatile agricultural land and take it out of production for 25 years.
It will occupy land which is presently open and surrounded on three sides by public road or bridleway. These are all part of a well-used recreational cycle route.
The land is part of a designated special landscape area and additional project area managed with the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area Of Natural Beauty. It also forms the immediate southern setting to Holbrook Park, Suffolk’s largest area of ancient woodland, and is located in a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest - the country's very best wildlife and geological sites.
The site is rich in archaeology – at least 10,000 piles will be sunk into the ground to support the panels.
The Appeal was held in Stutton Community Hall on 23rd April. The results are due by 6th June. More funds are still needed so please pledge and help us fight this!
If you would like to help, please visit www.noaltonwatersolar.net