Scruton Solar Farm

Lightrock Power – are proposing to develop a solar farm on 150 acres of land between Leeming Bar and Scruton. Originally called ‘Leeming Bar Solar Farm’, the development is now to be named ‘Scruton Solar Farm’, as a result of early public feedback.

The company wrote to all residents on 11 January and invited feedback via their online exhibition and public consultation which runs until 8 Feb. A planning application will be submitted in the spring. For more details, go to:

Scruton Parish Council – are opposed to this project which they warn would be disproportionate, obtrusive and intrusive. Distributed with this newsletter is a paper written by SPC, the purpose of which is to ‘state the threat to the area this project poses and to provide background in order for people to form their own opinions’.

Scruton Solar Farm Action Group – has been set up as an independent forum for anybody wishing to express an opinion, offer suggestions or seek guidance on any matter relating to the solar farm proposal. For details go to:

Online Public Meetings – have been announced which will be held on Wednesday 3 Feb at 7:30 pm and Thursday 4 Feb at 8 pm. Details of how to take part in these virtual public meetings can be found on the Solar Farm website (see above).