The News goes, once again, for the emotive headlines.
Huge solar farm could be built in Waterlooville to generate power
35 acres is hardly “huge” and it’s certainly smaller than the proposed 123 acre site at Fareham.
This is a potentially positive and green development which will in truth have little impact on the local community. Already though, there are dissenting voices.
A solar farm in this area is out of keeping and shouldn’t be considered
Dave Gorshkov, a member of Lovedean Residents’ Association, said:
…… what impact are they going to have on the environment – on the green fields and also from the reflection from the panels?
And this before the developer, London-based Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, has submitted a formal planning application.
Ray Cobbett, co-ordinator for Hampshire Friends of the Earth, said:
When new technology comes along, these installations can be dismantled and the countryside returned to its former glory.
‘It’s not a permanent damaging thing. Nuclear, on the other hand, takes millions of years to get rid of the waste.’
Apparently the panels would be mounted on frames about ten feet high. This is certainly less likely to be a blot on the landscape than say a 35 acre housing estate and will, after the initial construction, add very little to local road traffic levels.
So come on folks. Lets not put up obstacles where they aren’t necessary.