Information event for 35-acre farm at Allington

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A 35-acre patch of land at Allington has been targeted by solar farm developer Belectric.

As with the proposal reported above for land near Ingoldsby, the applicant has so far only submitted a screening opinion request to SKDC, asking whether an EIA is necessary.

However, Belectric has gone a step further, setting up an information evening on Tuesday. It will be held at the Reading Room in Barrowby between 3pm and 8pm.

The Buckinghamshire-based developer has revealed its intention to submit a full planning application by the end of the year.

The land earmarked is 200m west of the A1 and would be accessed via Allington Lane and Gonerby Lane.

It is currently used as agricultural land.

According to Belectric, the energy generated from the three-metre high solar panels would be enough to power 1,600 homes each year.

It’s life span would be 25 to 30 years, after which it would be decommissioned and “returned to its original agricultural use.”

* To view this application for screening opinion, go to www.southkesteven.gov.uk and enter S14/2664 in the planning application search field.