Finding the planning application • Visit: www.StopHoscarSolarFarm.com • Follow the link to the planning page of the WLBC website
What impact would a Solar Farm have? • Loss of agricultural land • Development of greenbelt land • Industrialisation of rural landscape • Potential damage to important habitats • Potential negative effect on property values • Negative visual impact
Other concerns • Change of land status – Could lead to further industrial development • Could open the door to further solar farms in the area
Action already taken • Parish Council involvement • Website , posters and petition by residents action group • Some written objections lodged with WLBC
What to do next • Sign the petition • This will be submitted to the WLBC planning department. The internet petition is easy to share via email and social media • Write a planning objection • Most effective way to object • Offers a chance to argue our case
What to write • For ideas on point to include in your objection, see the ‘How to oppose the plans’ page on the website • Send your objections to : firstname.lastname@example.org. • Objections must be received by the 26th August!
How else can you help • Ideas for campaigns • Ideas for objections • Suggestions for interested groups