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Proposed Solar Farm – Rode PC further comments

The re-consultation period in relation to the proposed Solar Farm (2023/2183/FUL) in Rode ends on 14th March. At its meeting on 11th March Rode Parish Council unanimously agreed to submit further comments to Somerset Council.

The Parish Council is strongly in favour of sustainable energy, and formally declared a Climate Emergency in 2021. However, in line with the views of many local residents, the council believes this proposed development is flawed in multiple ways – in particular, the scale of the proposed solar farm (which would be the largest in Somerset, and one of the largest in the UK), its proximity to the historic village of Rode, and its impact on the local countryside and a number of heritage assets.

The PC believes that the changes made to the scheme since the original consultation period are very minor in nature and do not materially address any of the concerns or issues raised by Rode Parish Council or many other respondents. To read the additional comments made by Rode PC, click on the download button below:

[We have been informed Somerset Planning Committee will consider this application at its meeting on 7 May 2024]

13 March 2024
Last Updated
26 March 2024