Stonesfield Parish Council recognises that this proposal is in the initial non-statutory stage of the planning process. Due to this, the information currently provided for Botley West Solar Farm at this stage lacks many of the key facts needed to make an informed opinion on the proposal.

For example, the proposal has not provided details regarding the final design, the technology to be used, the outcomes of any impact assessments, exactly how biodiversity will be increased and details of perceived benefits to the local community, while claiming that they exist. The limited information provided by the proposal suggests that every route into Bladon will be physically and visibly changed. Overwhelming public outcry against the proposal indicates that this development would result in significant net loss for the current community with an uncertain future for subsequent generations.

Full details of initial opinion are attached

Parish Clerk

Botley West Solar Farm BWSF Phase One Feedback – Dec 2022.pdf