Longfield Solar Farm Proposal

Longfield Solar Farm is a joint venture between two companies:
1 EDF Renewables. Click here to view their website.
2 Padero Solar. Click here to view their website. Take care! Not a secure website.

The Longfield Solar Farm project is being opposed by a group of concerned residents. More information and reasons for opposition can be found on on their own campaign website at NoToLongfield here

Longfield Solar Farm – Statutory Public Consultation

The deadline for the statutory public consultation is 13th July 2021.The Parish Council will also be responding as a Statutory Consultee and welcomes all parishioners’ comments on this matter.  Please email comments to: clerk@terlingandfairsteadpc.co.uk no later than 6th July 2021.  All comments will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The Longfield Solar Farm website describes the project as:
“Longfield Solar Farm is a proposed new solar energy farm, co-located with battery storage. The proposals include grid infrastructure to connect Longfield Solar Farm to the National Grid and any necessary and appropriate environmental mitigation.”

Proposed location of the Longfield Solar Farm – this map has been submitted by the NoLongfield.info website, click here

Responses to the Scoping Document
1 Terling and Fairstead Parish Council on 3 December 2020 here
2 Braintree District Council here
3 Essex County Council here
4 Hatfield Peverel Parish Council  Responses to Consultation Questionnaire here
5 Letter to Planning Inspectorate from Terling and Fairstead Parish Council on 3 December 2020 here

Notes from a concerned resident in response to Consultation Booklet here

Safety Concerns over Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) here

A resident-driven hub to oppose the project has been created here

Information issued by the Longfield Solar Project
View a recording of the Webinar held on 12 November 2020 here
View a recording of the Webinar held on 14 November 2020 here
Longfield Solar Farm Website here
Public Consultation Booklet here
Public Consultation Questionnaire here
News Letter after Consultation Questionnaire here
Environmental Impact Assessment and Scoping Report (190 pages) available here

Terling and Fairstead Parish Council
Presentation to Terling and Fairstead Parish Council here
Minutes of the 22 September 2020 Parish Council Meeting here
Updates issued by Terling and Fairstead Parish Council:
11 January 2021
21 December 2020
14 December 2020
7 December 2020
30 November 2020
23 November 2020
16 November 2020

Government Information
The Longfield Solar Farm is considered to be one of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). Details of the Government Planning Process can be viewed here.
National Infrastructure Strategy Report (Fairer Faster Greener) here
Government Energy White Paper here

Other Solar Farm Projects
Newmarket, 2792 acres, view the site information here. Take care! Not a secure website. BBC report here. Suffolk County Council comments here.
ECO Solar farm information here