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- As individuals and communities, we have a responsibility to future generations to stop using fossil fuels by reducing our demand for energy and replacing what we need with renewable energy.
- Electricity from solar panels is one of the easiest renewable technologies to install and offer decades of largely maintenance free solar power.
Impact on the landscape
Member of our team of volunteers have visited the site and conclude that it is sheltered and well away from communities for which it might detract in some way. Where the site is visible to homes some way off natural screening can be placed to minimize the impact.
Impact on the community
From our knowledge of other solar farms in the area including locally in Alton we conclude that the impact will be minimal and insufficient to justify rejection of the application. We support the application.