Cllr Alex Chase leads Shaftesbury Town Council’s response to the climate emergency.
Alex says he supports the Planning Committee’s decision to oppose the 90-acre Fern Brook solar farm, proposed for land to the west of Motcombe. Several residents, including members of Planet Shaftesbury, have questioned the decision because the Town Council has declared a climate emergency.
Councillors were unhappy with the potential ‘spaceship’ appearance of the solar farm when viewed from Shaftesbury. And it would be built on an historic site and across the White Hart Link footpath. As you’ll hear from our interview, Alex says councillors made the right call.