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Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

Save Glem Valley Campaign Group is crowdfunding

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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Save Glem Valley and fight the proposed 100 acre Boxted Solar 'Farm' -See www.saveglemvalley.org

Boxted, Bury St Edmunds
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A solar farm developer is proposing to place solar panels on 100 acres of productive agricultural land, on a North East Facing Hill, rendering them less efficient. This is a designated Special Landscape Area in the Stour Valley Project area that is adjacent to Dedham Vale AONB. The site will be visible from miles around and enclosed with metal fencing and have CCTV cameras.The Save Glem Valley Group are campaigning against this and will need to employ various advisers and consultants such as barrister, heritage and planning specialists, and landscape architects. The visual impact will be devastating to residents and visitors to this unique hilly part of Suffolk. This agricultural area could provide 82 million weetabix, or 500,000 loaves a bread a year. We believe in renewable energy but believe solar panels should be on roofs/industrial areas, not beautiful and productive land. The River Glem already floods regularly and we fear this could affect the lanes and housing in the valley.

So far we have funded a short film, banners and fliers and an architectural historian, and have an ongoing legal adviser

UPDATE 17/3/24:

The closing date for objections to Babergh Council was 3 months ago and there were 240 objections and no supporters. People can still email in with comments to: planning@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk.

Your donations have contributed to paying for our specialist reports that are all available to view under 'documents' on the Baberghmidsuffolk planning portal: DC/23/05127 dated 29/2/24. They include landscape visual review, ecology, heritage and planning subjects.

We do not know when the planning committee will meet to make a decision- it could be months.

We are likely to need more funds and the saveglemvalley committee will continue to do their best to fight this absurd plan: Baberghmidsuffolk planning portal

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  • Save Glem Valley Campaign Group2 months ago
    Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

    Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

    2 months ago

    We're still waiting for the developer to reply to the council's questions and this could take a long time yet. We are very grateful for all the donations so far and still need more funds- if you need a reminder about what we are fighting for check out our new YouTube channel which has a video we have submitted to the Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB5ZQPVHc2Y.

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  • Save Glem Valley Campaign Group7 months ago
    Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

    Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

    7 months ago

    Thank you so much for your support- please write a brief objection to Babergh DC - deadline is December 18th- and get all your friends and family to as well. https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/application DC/23/05127

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Page last updated on: 5/31/2024 14.07

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43

  • T, S &K

    T, S &K

    May 31, 2024

    Hope this helps

  • Hugo Crawley

    Hugo Crawley

    May 27, 2024

    £100.00

  • Penelope and Claudio Vita-Finzi

    Penelope and Claudio Vita-Finzi

    May 27, 2024

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 11, 2024

    £500.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 25, 2024

  • anon

    anon

    Apr 24, 2024

    Keep up the great work!

  • Nugent

    Nugent

    Apr 23, 2024

    As a team of locals fighting a global business we urgently need funds to fight this totally inappropriate proposal. Keep fighting team - this valley is worth fighting for.

    £100.00

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Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

Save Glem Valley Campaign Group

Boxted, Bury St Edmunds

We are concerned residents from local villages who want to preserve the 'rolling valley farmlands' for food production and as a beautiful area to enjoy. We have raised £11,000 from previous donations and art auction, but need additional funds for specialist advisors to aid us.

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