Motcombe Council Concerned By Visual Impact Of 91-Acre Solar Plant

Motcombe Parish councillors have discussed proposals for a 91-acre solar farm on land in their parish.

An investment and asset management company wants to set up banks of arrays on the fields to the west of Coppleridge, running up to the southern edge of King Court Wood.

An existing solar farm by the A350 in Shaftesbury.

Some councillors consider the Fern Brook Solar Farm ‘consultation’ mailshot to be a ‘sales leaflet’. Cllr Peter Mouncey is concerned that the development will be visibly intrusive. He has started dialogue with campaigners who defeated plans to build a solar farm near Stour Provost last year.

The Fern Brook Project has not responded to Alfred’s interview offer.