Energy firm proposes 92,000 solar panels opposite ancient monument

The proposed site on land south of Sheepcote Wood in Cressing

The proposed site on land south of Sheepcote Wood in Cressing

First published in News

A solar farm larger than 14 football pitches and comprising 92,000 solar panels could be built opposite an ancient landmark.

The 38 hectare proposed site on land south of Sheepcote Wood in Witham Road has been earmarked by Esco NRG for 85 rows of 2.7m high photovoltaic panels.

A public consultation was held in White Notley Village hall on July 24 to set out plans for the farm, which were met with mixed reactions from neighbours.

A spokesman for Esco NRG described the site, which is bordered by Witham Road and Station Road, as “visually unobtrusive” and says extra planting will make it “barely visible from the surrounding area”, including from the ancient Temple barns.

For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times.

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9:30am Fri 1 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Excellent idea - we need the energy and we need the jobs and there is no impact on the trees.
Excellent idea - we need the energy and we need the jobs and there is no impact on the trees. Jack222
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10:44am Fri 1 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

wont get many jobs, the last one next to Notley country park, was all imported
wont get many jobs, the last one next to Notley country park, was all imported pierre-pierre
  • Score: 1

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