Solar Farms and Battery Storage

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 8th June 2022.

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Photo of Brendan Clarke-Smith Brendan Clarke-Smith Conservative, Bassetlaw 4:30 pm, 8th June 2022

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. The comments that we heard earlier from colleagues about the use of agricultural land is a particular concern in my constituency as we have a proposed large solar farm that is nationally significant infrastructure because of its size. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is it important for local communities to be at the heart of that decision-making and be consulted properly, so that they can ensure that these solar farms—which we are not opposed to in principle, but they must be in the right places—do not take away from things that we want to preserve?