Plans on display for five-acre solar farm

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 June 2014

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PLANS for a solar farm which could power up to 600 homes in Mark went on public display last week.

The 2.5 megawatt proposal would be based across five acres of land at Yardwall Manor Farm, off Yardwall Road, and developers Hadstone Energy say they hope it save over 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

Residents were invited to view the proposals at a public consultation at Mark Village Hall on Friday, attended by the company’s project manager Emma Siddons.

Last year, the company opened a 10MW solar farm in Pilmore Lane, near Watchfield, donating £10,000 to the village following its completion.

A spokesman said: “The proposed site has low visibility from residential properties, and new hedgerows will be introduced where necessary to provide further screening.”

Hadstone have warned residents that construction of the development would take three months, with up to 50 vehicles using the site during construction. The company hope to hope to go to planning at the end of the month pending the outcome of the consultation, and would commence building work across the winter months.

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