Tiny village asks nation to help it build a solar farm. Nation does not disappoint. From Northern Ireland to Orkney and Anglesey, over 800 people wrote a message to the West Sussex planning officer, voicing their support for Balcombe’s plan, and solar power in general.
Joe Nixon from Repower Balcombe said, “It’s fantastic to see this level of support… hopefully we can inspire people everywhere to get stuck in and take control of their energy future.”
Local views rightly carry more weight in decisions like these, and it’s good news on that front too. The planners got 69 responses from the local area, with every single one in favour of the application.
The planners will make their final decision on the solar farm by September 16. If they give it the go-ahead, the next step is to raise the money for all those panels.
To read more or to get involved please visit www.backbalcombe.org