The group behind plans for one of the biggest solar farms in the country say they have listened to public concerns and environmental assessments as they begin a second stage of consultation. The ten week consultation includes two webinars and in person events at village halls and Stamford Town Hall during June and early July.
In their revised plans for the Rutland/Lincolnshire border, the Mallard Pass Project team say they have reduced the area of solar panels or infrastructure by 100 hectares and introduced residential buffer zones, 108 hectares of wildflower and grassland areas, and 4.7 km of permissive paths. The solar farm, if built, will generate around 350 megawatts of renewable energy for the national grid. It is joint venture between Windel Energy and Canadian Solar.
Consultation events are planned as follows:
· Friday 17 June 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm – Webinar event
· Saturday 25 June 2022 from 11 am to 5 pm – Essendine Village Hall
· Wednesday 29 June 2022 from 3 pm to 8 pm – Stamford Town Hall
· Thursday 30 June 2022 from 3 pm to 8 pm – Greatford Village Hall
· Friday 01 July 2022 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Ryhall Village Hall
· Tuesday 05 July 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm – Webinar event
For more details visit the Mallard Pass website: https://www.mallardpasssolar.co.uk/have-your-say
Also the following week Mallard Pass Action Group are holding their Q&A events – information on their website (www.mallardpassactiongroup.com) and Facebook
· Monday 4th July 8pm Uffington Village Hall
· Wednesday 6th July 8pm Braceborough Village Hall
· Thursday 7th July 8pm Carlby Village Hall
· Friday 8th July 8pm Essendine Village Hall
· Saturday 9th July 10am Greatford Village Hall
· Sunday 10th July 10am Ryhall Village Hall
The consultation runs until the 4th of August 2022.