Search

Poultry farm plans solar farm to reduce energy costs

PUBLISHED: 15:14 31 December 2012

A photovoltaic panel

A photovoltaic panel

Archant © 2010

A poultry farm has submitted plans to build a 204-panel solar farm to help bring down its electricity bills.

The application would allow the land at Kilima Farm on Main Dereham Road in Colkirk, near Fakenham, to still be used for grazing.

According to a design and access statement submitted with the planning application, the solar farm would be close to agricultural buildings at the farm, which would use most of the energy produced.

It said the applicants had investigated building a wind turbine, which would produce more electricity, but objections from the Ministry of Defence about the impact on radar systems meant they could not go ahead.

Breckland Council’s tree and countryside consultant wrote: “This single row of panels is unlikely to have a significant detrimental impact on the landscape.”

Nearby Horningtoft Parish Council is due to consider its response to the application on January 15, after which Breckland Council will decide whether to approve the plans.

Related articles

2 comments

  • Excellent example on how these solar application can fit into the overall agricultural frame.

    Report this comment

    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, December 31, 2012

  • And its in Breckland. They allow anything if you have the right councillors in your pocket.

    Report this comment

    Police Commissioner ???

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

14:26

A Christian retirement home based in a building over 200 years old has improved its access facilities with a new elevator.

It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

10:04

A social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable way to travel has said that demand for the service is growing fast.

08:20

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

Most Read

14:26

A Christian retirement home based in a building over 200 years old has improved its access facilities with a new elevator.

Read more
Alison Webb

It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

Read more
10:04

A social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable way to travel has said that demand for the service is growing fast.

Read more
Dereham
08:20

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

Read more

Prince William has written a letter sharing his ‘profound respect’ for his colleagues in the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he prepares for his last shift as a pilot for the charity.

Read more
Cambridge

Most Commented

14:26

A Christian retirement home based in a building over 200 years old has improved its access facilities with a new elevator.

Read more
Alison Webb

It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

Read more
10:04

A social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable way to travel has said that demand for the service is growing fast.

Read more
Dereham
08:20

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

Read more

Prince William has written a letter sharing his ‘profound respect’ for his colleagues in the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he prepares for his last shift as a pilot for the charity.

Read more
Cambridge

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter