Chimmens Solar Farm at Speedgate

The planning application for this proposal has now been received. Comments need to be submitted to Sevenoaks District Council by 18th January. The proposal is for a 99 hectare (245 acre) site on agricultural land which will generate 49.9MW of electricity. Such development is regarded as inappropriate in the Green Belt and so very special circumstances need to be demonstrated. The figures below show the site location and proposed layout of the solar panels and substation compound.
Full details can be found on SDC’s website:…/… which contains 51 documents submitted by the applicant, res. Key documents include the Planning Statement, Design and Access Statement and the Agricultural Assessment.
Fawkham Parish Council will be discussing its response at our meeting on 4th January (this will be held at the Church Centre, Ash Road in Hartley due to the temporary closure of the village hall).