Bramley Solar Protest March News Coverage

thanks for everybody who turned up to show support today, it was a terrific turnout !

Todays protest against the solar farm went really well, the press did turn up, and we ended up on national TV

ITV CLICK HERE

BBC HERE

ITV NEWS COVERAGE

BBC NEWS COVERAGE

We support solar BUT…

  1. Not at this scale
    • Largest industrial installation on greenfield in the country – 210 acres
    • 120 Football pitches/ 85 hectares – Enormous – Industrial
    • Twice the size of Silchester (and the Vatican), same size as Bramley
    • Why aren’t we using roof space on new builds and industrial estates?
  2. Will ruin the landscape
    • Enclosed footpaths with 6.5ft mesh fencing, CCTV, 11ft high transformers
    • Less open space, just when we need it for our mental health
    • Huge batteries – the size of 40-foot containers on lorries
  3. Loss of agricultural land
    • You can’t grow agricultural fields, we will lose them for 40 years
    • Fields are for food – not huge industrial installations
    • Largest industrial solar park on greenfield in the country
    • Why aren’t we using roof space on new builds and industrial estates?
  4. Loss of archaeology
    • We live among some of the most famous Roman ruins in the country
    • This industrial park can be seen from our ancient Roman Village – Calleva
    • It covers and is close to sites of significant archaeological interest
    • We should respect these significant discoveries & amazing historical sites