28/05/2015 - Permalink

Solar energy tops the agenda at Ludlow and Clee LJC meeting

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Plans to construct a solar farm on the outskirts of Ludlow will top the agenda of the next meeting of Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee (LJC) on Thursday 4 June 2015 at 7pm at Knowbury Memorial Hall (village hall). The meeting will also discuss plans for future youth services in the area.

In April 2015 Kronos Solar applied for planning permission for a 13 hectare (32 acre) solar farm between Lower Ledwyche and Henley Hall.  Ahead of decision by Shropshire Council on whether the scheme can go ahead, Kronos will be holding a public drop-in session at Knowbury Memorial Hall from 4pm to 6pm.

During the main LJC meeting at 7pm, Kronos will be taking questions from the public.

Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for planning, will attend the meeting and explain how solar farms are assessed in the planning system. He’ll also take questions on other planning matters.

Richard Huffer, Chairman of the LJC and Shropshire Councillor for Clee, said:

“Everyone is welcome at this meeting. Solar farms are a big issue in this area at the moment. The Henley Hall solar farm plans have caused a lot of local concern. This is an opportunity to see what is being proposed and ask questions of the promoters Kronos. The meeting is also a chance to find out what is going on in your area and to talk to your local councillors.”