Update August 2019
The project is now in the examination stage which means the Planning Inspectorate is in the process of holding hearings and looking at evidence. The deadline to complete the examination is 29th November 2019. The first round of hearings has now finished, but additional hearings may be held from 9th September. Information on deadlines, hearings and all evidence is available from the Planning Inspectorate website here. To view the submission made by Graveney with Goodnestone Parish Council, please click here.
Update December 2018
One year on, the project has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate. This does not mean that it will necessarily go ahead, merely that it will be examined and assessed.
All residents and other interested parties are encouraged to register with the Planning Inspectorate here. This will allow you to make representation and keep up to date with progress.
The proposal to build Cleve Hill Solar Park was unveiled on Thursday 9th November 2017. Graveney with Goodnestone Parish Council is committed to working with the developers and residents to ensure the best possible outcome. At present, the proposals are in their infancy and we look forward to hearing more as time goes on.
GGPC is setting up a working party to deal with the proposal; residents should have received a letter about this. If you have not and would like to be involved, please contact the clerk. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.
A local resident has set up a website about the proposal. You can visit it here. Please note, this is run independently of the parish council and any views expressed are not necessarily those of GGPC.
You can visit the developers’ website here.
You can see the developers’ briefing document here.
You can see the press release from GGPC here.