Village could get two solar farms

A second solar park could be built in Arlington as another energy firm looks to move into the area.

Susenco –the Sustainable Energy Company- has announced plans for a 28 hectare solar farm at Batbrooks Farm near Berwick station.

The first stage of the planning process is subject to a screening opinion by Wealden District Council (WDC), which will determine the need for a environmental assessment.

The council found the need for an assessment for a similar project to create a 23 hectare solar park at Wilbees Farm by Hive Energy Ltd.

Susenco will hold a public consultation on the plans within the next few months.

Full story in Friday’s edition of the Sussex Express.