Solar farm will be size of 75 football pitches

.

.

First published in News

A SOLAR farm the size of 75 football pitches is being planned for South Oxfordshire.

The John Phillips Planning Consultancy, based in Hinksey Hill, is planning to build the power plant on 54 hectares of fields behind Monument Business Park in Chalgrove.

The farm is the sixth-biggest planned in the county so far, the largest being a 140-hectare facility already under construction in East Hanney.

In his planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council, John Phillips associate Henry Venners said the farm would stand for 25 years, after which the land could be returned to its agricultural use.

Mr Venners wrote: “The visual impact of the installation is considered to be minimal on initial consideration from local public vantage points given the low-lying nature of the field and its relatively flat nature.’’

The plans, submitted to the council on May 16, can be viewed online now at southoxon.gov.uk The council’s planning department is due to make a decision on the plan by June 6. There is no public consultation currently scheduled.

 

  • Our top stories:

Oxfordshire might see a white Boxing Day

Oxford Mail: Snow on a branch.

6:26pm Thursday 25th December 2014

SNOW could fall in Oxfordshire tomorrow, the Met Office has confirmed.

Christmas baby joy for couples

Oxford Mail:

12:48pm Thursday 25th December 2014

THERE will be more than a few surprise Christmas gifts received in Oxfordshire this morning, but two families are celebrating very special (little) ones.

County's £87m pot to fix up potholes will see work through to 2021

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

A WINDFALL of more than £87m will be spent on fixing potholes across Oxfordshire from next year.

Children's presents stolen in Christmas Eve burglary in Didcot

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:39pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

A FAMILY were left without Christmas gifts today, after burglars broke into their home and stole them, police said. 

Is that bright light in the sky tonight Santa?

Oxford Mail: Look out for Santa Claus this Christmas Eve.

11:23am Wednesday 24th December 2014

YOUNGSTERS looking up in wonderment on Christmas Eve might just be able to catch a glimpse of what they think is Santa and his reindeer tonight.

What brilliant picture is in our Oxford Mail Advent Calendar today?

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

December is Advent Calendar time and we have a special new interactive graphic for you each and every day until Christmas Eve. I've chosen the best 24 pictures of 2014 and I'll be unveiling one a day - so what is behind's today's door?

Holmes-Dennis's loan deal with Oxford United extended until end of the season

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Oxford United have received an early Christmas present after securing Tareiq Holmes-Dennis on loan for the rest of the season.

Flooded residents feel pain of a Christmas spent apart

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

A COMMUNITY traumatised after a flood hit their street and damaged their homes will be spending Christmas apart this year.

Oxford Stadium decision due

Oxford Mail: The greyhound and speedway track at Oxford Stadium

7:40am Wednesday 24th December 2014

A court decision on whether Oxford Stadium can be flattened for homes is now expected next month.

Westgate shoppers should use temporary car park if demand is high

Oxford Mail: Westgate Centre oxford

7:10am Wednesday 24th December 2014

SHOPPERS have been urged to use a temporary car park if Oxford’s Westgate centre fills up today after high demand yesterday.

Rail works to hit Christmas trains

Oxford Mail: ON TRACK: Future of region's rail network under discussion

6:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Rail passengers will be affected over the Christmas period by major improvement works in Reading and Slough.

Frontline kickabout with Oxford ball?

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

A HUNDRED years ago, as soldiers spent Christmas on the Western Front, one householders moved to spread from Christmas cheer to troops.

‘Fight not over’ as pools shut down

Oxford Mail: Bob Price

6:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS vowed to fight to re-open Temple Cowley Pools (TCP) after the leisure centre closed its doors for the last time yesterday.

Get ready for more road delays as nightmare set to continue

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

PLANS for more than 17 weeks of roadworks in East Oxford that clash with other city traffic schemes, will create a roads “nightmare” that will damage business, it has been warned.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree