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Installation of solar farm north of Huddlestone Farm, Steyning

7th March 2022

CPRE Sussex has objected to the planning application because of the severe impact on the rural landscape.

The application (DC/22/0100) requires 42.2 ha of land for the installation of a solar farm with associated infrastructure, north of Huddlestone Farm,  Horsham Road, Steyning, West Sussex.

A previous application for a solar farm at this site was dismissed by the Secretary of State for reasons including ‘sweeping views
across a parkland-like landscape and their seamless integration with the rising slopes of the South Downs National Park would be lost to an unforgiving utilitarian aspect’.

Read: CPRE Sussex Representation DC 22 0100 Huddlestone Farm

CPRE Sussex has also lodged a supplementary representation expressing concern that a whole-life carbon assessment has not been provided for this application.

Read: DC 22 0100 CPRE Sussex Supplementary Representation