Using Norlington Lane has been an essential part of village life for more than a 1,000 years. During lockdowns it was alive with Ringmer residents escaping to a small piece of tranquillity. This proposal would destroy the historic and rural nature of this special area forever, and hugely impact many protected bird and animal species. It will also surely set a very dangerous precedent for the industrialisation of other beautiful sites. We believe that renewable energy is INCREDIBLY important but that developments must be appropriately sited on ALREADY industrialised land or roof tops – NOT on the rural Greenfield areas that are so special to this part of Sussex and which are enjoyed by so many.
Don't let Ovesco put more than 50,000 solar panels on it.
Evening strolls back from the pub would have 8ft wire fences and CCTV either side of the footpath to Norlington Lane
Use Wind not Farmland. Just one next-generation wind turbine offshore at the Rampion Wind Farm would produce 25% more energy, we believe, than the whole of Ovesco’s solar farm without losing important agricultural land growing healthy wheat and sweetcorn.
South Downs National Park Authority object to the proposal.