First published Friday 5 June 2015 in Swindon Advertiser
by Craig Jones, Reporter
A NAME is being being sought for a family of sheep which graze alongside the panels at Sevor Farm Solar.
Eneco UK, the firm which has overseen the scheme in South Marston, has put a flock of sheep on the site, to live alongside 40,000 panels.
The firm is running a competition for the public to name the flock, with the winner being awarded a family day out to the Roves Farm attraction, in Sevenhampton. Guy Madgwick, Eneco’s managing director, said he was keen to hear suggestions from the local community and beyond.
“It’s great to see the solar farm with life stock grazing and roaming round it. Just like the solar farm, we hope that the local community will embrace these new arrivals by naming them. We are very much looking forward to hearing the names and do hope that as many people as possible send us their ideas.”
The competition is open to people of all ages, closing to entries on June 26.
The solar farm, which opened last September, provides energy to the nearby Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd.
All entries, which must include a family name for the sheep and contact details, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swindon Advertiser ran the following article about yesterday’s Public Viewing by AEE on the proposed Solar Farm to be sited around the village:
ONE of the men behind a new multi-million pound renewable energy plan on the outskirts of town has played down the impact it will have on local people.
Plans for a five megawatt capacity solar farm with more than 20,000 panels in a field to the north of South Marston were unveiled at a consultancy session yesterday.
The scheme proposes to build on a 30-acre plot just 600 metres away from another solar farm proposal at Roves Farm which is from the same company, AEE Renewables.
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AEE Renewables invite all members of the public to attend a PUBLIC VIEWING of the plans for a SOLAR FARM in the parish of South Marston.
Date: 16 February 2011
When: From 12 noon until 7pm
Where: South Marston Village Hall
You are invited by AEE Renewables to attend a public consultation which will take place from 12 noon to 7.00 pm. AEE Renewables are proposing to apply for planning permission to install a solar farm on land adjoining South Marston village. The land in question will still be used to graze sheep whilst harvesting the sun. Full details will be on view on this day and representatives from AEE Renewables will be there to answer any questions or concerns.
Source: George T Paton MRICS FAAV FBIAC