Solar panel plans in Yapton

A SPECIAL meeting is being held by Yapton councillors next week to discuss the plan for a solar farm in the village.

The session of Yapton Parish Council’s planning committee will take place at 7.30pm next Tuesday (December 3) in Yapton and Ford Village Hall.

It will see the committee consider its response to the recent planning application for the solar farm on farmland southwest of Drove Lane Farm.

The meeting is open to the public and there will be a chance for the public to give their views and raise any matters of concern about the application.

As reported, BL2 Solar wants to install an array of solar panels over 36 hectares to generate 14.85MW of electricity. This is enough for 5,000 homes.