A planning application has now been submitted to build a Solar Farm on our farm at Oving. Solar power is perhaps the ultimate in renewable energy by harnessing the free fuel provided by the sun and does so without any harmful emissions. This project will generate enough clean energy to power c.1200 homes, more than in the whole of our parish! Over its expected 25 year lifetime it will also create a CO2 saving of 55000 tonnes.
John Pitts, M.D of The Woodhorn Group, feels this new scheme fits in with the overall strategy and ethos of our Business, “We have to take business decisions in everything we do but the objective is to follow a personal ethos of environmental sustainability. Our organic farming activities, recycling enterprises and the production of our Earth Cycle products has taken us so far. This exciting new project is another piece in the jigsaw, particularly as we look more and more closely at our carbon footprint and the cost and likely scarcity of fossil fuels in the future”.
The Solar farm will not only produce renewable energy but the overall scheme will be incorporated into Woodhorn’s overall conservation management scheme.
Interested to know more? A public exhibition is being held on Wednesday 23rd March at The Gribble Inn in Oving 4 – 7pm. The beer is good too!
If you would like to know more about the planning application follow the following link:http://pa.chichester.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_searchresults.aspxand then insert application reference 11/00738/FUL
If you support Solar then please leave an email of support using this link: http://pa.chichester.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=LGUUBLEROY000