Council officers are recommending planning approval for a big array of solar panels at Oldbury Farm, Southend Road, Great Wakering.
You can download the full report here (104kb) but here’s an extract:
Oldbury Farm Southend Road Great Wakering
Ground Works to Cut Away Section of Reservoir Bank and Installation of Ground Mounted 76m Long Array of Photovoltaic Panels.
Planning permission is sought for the erection of a ground mounted array of solar panels on the side of an existing reservoir at the Oldbury Farm complex.
The site is located on the outskirts of Great Wakering some 600m due West of the village edge and approximately the same distance from the built up edge of Southend which lies to the South. The site is immediately bordered by open agricultural fields. The site and area surrounding the site is flat and rural in character and appearance with the site immediately bounded by open agricultural fields with sporadic residential and farm complex developments in the wider surrounding area….
….. Each photovoltaic panel would be approximately 1.62m by 0.99m with a depth of 46mm. The panels would be supported on a mounting frame at a lower height of 66cm and an upper height of 2.25m such that the solar panels would be supported at a 30 degree angle.