Massive solar farm to be debated
PLANS to build a solar farm in St Stephen, which would cover the equivalent of 28 international football pitches, are due to go before Cornwall Council's strategic planning committee tomorrow.
The plans, submitted by Good Energy, outline proposals to install solar panels on two parcels of land on either side of Carloggas Lane, that would provide enough electricity to power around 1,750 homes.
Local residents have voiced mixed views about the plans on Cornwall Council's planning website.
Objecting to the proposals Ruth Broad said: "I object to this development because of the noise associated with solar panels and have concerns over the adequate control of surface water. It is a known fact that these panels emit a humming noise, like a swarm of bees, by day and even by moonlit night. This can be heard at the site in Sticker. It is morally wrong to build this solar park around homes as it will affect quality of life and we will have to live with this for 25 years."
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However Miss Clear Melanie said she would prefer to have a solar farm installed in the area rather than a windfarm.
She said: "A development such as this will be much better than the trend for super-sized wind turbines which are noisy and not very environmentally friendly or efficient, especially if the one at Carland Cross is anything to go by."