A plan for a large solar park at Pipplepen Farm was proposed by Elgin-Energy a year ago. In feedback, the Parish Council stated that our main interest was in ensuring that the existing ecosystems were maintained and enhanced without any loss to habitat. This involved; not removing any mature trees, keeping all hedges and allowing them to grow outwards and upwards and additional planting where shielding was required.
Elgin-Energy submitted an application before last Christmas but SSDC has only just accepted it and put it on line.
We will be discussing it at the next meeting on Tues 7th September and anyone wishing to view it before the meeting can do so here
Application (21/00701/FUL) cab be viewed here – https://publicaccess.southsomerset.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QPATZUOWFNI00&activeTab=summary.