“A public consultation has been launched for a proposed solar farm north of the A4 and east of Chippenham, at Forest Gate.
The proposed development, by Wiltshire-based Eden Renewables, is for a solar farm that would generate enough renewable electricity to supply the equivalent of around 13,800 typical homes.
Local people will also have the opportunity to invest directly in the solar farm through a partnership with local community climate-change group, Zero Chippenham.
Because of the current Covid-19 situation, Eden Renewables is offering a virtual online consultation via the Zoom webinar platform on Thursday November 12 at 6.00 pm. This will provide an opportunity for local people to view the proposals, provide feedback and ask questions.
Alec Greenwell, Development Manager at Eden Renewables, said: “Wiltshire Council has an ambitious target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030, twenty years ahead of the UK’s goal. Solar power is one of the best ways we have of decarbonising the energy sector at the lowest cost.””
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Hinman, Niki. Wiltshire Times 3 November 2020.
Forest Gate Solar Power Plant
Participation sign up is found on Eden Renewables website
Wiltshire Climate Council
Leigh Delamere Solar Power Plant
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