Next month I will be leading a debate in Parliament on the proposed solar power plant at Graveney Marshes to highlight the local environmental impact of the 890-acre development.
I’ve secured this debate to make sure that local people’s views are heard in Westminster. I have already spoken to Ministers, but the debate will give me the chance to explain local concerns and get a formal response from the Government.
Like most people who have contacted me about the development, I support renewable energy, but not at this cost. I’m seriously worried that this enormous solar power station will industrialise swathes of open countryside. Rather than being good for the environment it could actually do a lot of harm.
Ahead of the debate on Monday 9 September, I want to hear your stories of the Marshes so that I know what this beautiful stretch of the North Kent Coast means to you. Do you remember going there as a child? Is it your favourite place to go walking or bird watching, or perhaps it’s just somewhere you can find peace and quiet? Please share your experiences with me here.
The Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT) are organising a group of local campaigners to travel up to Westminster on the day of the debate. If you want to join them then contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website for more information, https://savegraveneymarshes.org/