Proposed Solar Installation at Woodham Walter and Woodham Mortimer
Lodge Farm, Old London Road, Woodham Walter and Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer
The following application has been submitted to Maldon District Council
23/01036/SCR Land East of Tom Tit Lane, Woodham Mortimer (& north of Old London Road, Woodham Walter)
EIA Screening Opinion request for a proposed solar photovoltaic farm together with associated infrastructure.
(NB: This is NOT the full planning application, this is to establish if the applicants will need to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment with their application or not).
Woodham Walter Parish Council Response can be read here: https://woodhamwalter-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/23.01036.SCR-Land-East-of-Tom-Tit-Lane.Maldon-Road.Woodham-Mortimer.WWPC-response.pdf
The Parish Council has been informed by “Lightsource BP” about the above proposal which is currently in the process of engaging with local communities. An application has not yet been submitted. The Parish Council are in the process of gathering information. We will keep residents in touch with the application via this web page and the village email. There is a list of external website addresses with information below.
External links to further information
CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) :Statement on Solar Energy https://www.cpre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Feb-22_CPRE_Policy-statement-on-solar-energy.pdf
CPRE Factors to consider in determining Solar Farms applications https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2021/10/The-Problem-with-Solar-Farms.pdf
Essex Design Guide – Solar Farm Guiding Principals https://www.essexdesignguide.co.uk/supplementary-guidance/solar-farm-guiding-principles/.
House of Commons Library – Planning and Solar Farms https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CDP-2023-0168/CDP-2023-0168.pdf
Solar Campaign Alliance https://www.solarcampaignalliance.info/