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Your say on Mark solar park
A SOLAR energy company is inviting people to view its plans for a solar park in Mark.
Anyone living near the proposed site at Yardwall Manor Farm off Yardwall Road, Mark, can view the proposals by Hadstone Energy during a public consultation at Mark village hall between 3pm and 7pm this Friday (June 20).
The Yardwall project for a 2.5 megawatt solar park would span five hectares of farm land and would generate enough electricity to power 600 homes per year.
Generated electricity will feed into the local distribution network via an on-site connection and the project is hoped to save 1,250 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
A spokesman for Hadstone Energy said: “The proposed site has low visibility from residential properties and the local country road network. Planting and new hedgerows will be introduced where necessary to provide further screening.
“The construction phase will last up to three months and there will be up to 50 large vehicle movements during construction; a maximum of around four deliveries per day.
“Land will be returned to its original state after 25 years.”
As reported, Hadstone Energy has already created a ten megawatt Solar Farm on 60 acres of farm land at Pillmore Lane, near Watchfield.
The London-based company made a £10,000 donation to Watchfield village following the project, which produces enough electricity to power 2,400 homes for a year.
Emma Siddons, project manager for Hadstone, told the Weekly News: “This public consultation will provide local stakeholders with the opportunity to review and discuss the proposals prior to submission to Sedgemoor District Council.”
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