Sunny delight!

28th Jun 2011

We're supporting plans to build what is - as far as we know - the first solar farm in South Yorkshire.

Developers are applying to put solar panels on a field in Hellaby, Rotherham, just next to the M1. The panels should produce 50 kilawatts of renewable energy.

Although Hellaby is part of Rotherham's Green Belt, you won't be able to see the panels from many places because of the undulating landscape around there. Plus, the field is screened by high hedges to the north, south and west, and a lorry park to the east.

CPRE South Yorkshire is keen to support projects that produce clean, renewable energy that don't harm our landscapes - see our Climate Change policy for more information.