Your chance to discuss Churchover solar park plan

One of Hive Energy's solar parks
One of Hive Energy's solar parks

Plans for a 60-acre ‘solar park’ near Churchover are the subject of a public meeting next week.

Some villagers are firmly against the proposal, having fought off applications for windfarms in the past few years. But Hive Energy, the company behind the plan, believes it would create wider benefits for the environment,

The meeting will be addressed by Euro MP Roger Helmer, who has voiced scepticism about the role of humans in climate change. Rugby MP Mark Pawsey is due to attend, along with various councillors and planning consultant Dr Chris Down.

Churchover villager Lorne Smith opposes the solar park plan. He said: “We are appalled to have to go through a third fight in five years to defend our beautiful conservation village and we want to give the local community the best possible advice on the proposed solar park.

“Not only do we have Dr Chris Down, one of the country’s leading local planning consultants, attending but also in Roger one of the country’s most knowledgeable politicians on energy and climate change policy.”

The meeting will be held in Churchover Village Hall on Friday October 3 at 7.30pm. Everybody is welcome to contribute and ask questions.