Residents voice concerns about solar farm

Renewable energy firm Lightsource is hoping to build a solar farm on land about a mile from Wollaston

Renewable energy firm Lightsource is hoping to build a solar farm on land about a mile from Wollaston

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More than 50 residents turned up to an exhibition about plans to build a solar farm on land near Wollaston.

Renewable energy firm Lightsource is hoping to build a solar farm on land about a mile from the village and wanted to hear the residents’ views.

One resident who went along was Brian Kingham, he said: “I’m not anti solar energy but the place for them is on top of warehouses.

“I’m concerned about the loss of prime agricultural land, especially as we are looking at potential food shortages in the future.

“The solar farm at Doddington is terrible, I don’t want anything you can see like that.”

Another resident complained about the lack of information about the plans and said she only knew about it because of the posters protesting against it put up round the village.

Planning and development director at Lightsource, Conor McGuigan, thanked those who attended for their input. He added: “The main concern raised was with distance views from residential properties across the undulating land into the valley from Wollaston, Great Doddington and Earls Barton. We have investigated this in detail and will commission some photomontages to demonstrate the solar farm will not be imposing visually.”