Solar farm developers ‘pleased’ with response at public exhibition

Charles Crawford, of LDA design, Phil Newby, of Green 'Ventures, and Sue Green, of Bourne NFU, look at a site impression
Charles Crawford, of LDA design, Phil Newby, of Green 'Ventures, and Sue Green, of Bourne NFU, look at a site impression

PLANS to create a £12m solar farm have been on display at a public exhibition.

Lark Energy held the event at Bourne Corn Exchange for its proposal to install a series of solar panels on the 35-acre site at Limes Farm, Spalding Road, Bourne, which could supply enough energy to power 1,000 homes.

Land planning manager Jo Wall said the exhibition, which about 50 people attended, was a success.

She said: “As one of the very first proposed solar farms in the country we are really pleased with how the event went.

“It was very informative for us and appears to have been appreciated by residents. The majority of visitors supported solar farms and our proposal for Bourne.

“We believe this solar farm would be a great asset for our home town, as solar farms are a simple and proven technology providing a source of safe, locally produced renewable energy for many years after construction.”

The firm, which is part of the Larkfleet Group based in Bourne, submitted its planning application for the proposal to South Kesteven District Council on Friday last week.