Against Proposed Solar Park - Dagnam Park/The Manor

Havering Council are planning to pioneer a Solar Park Scheme in the borough. The land is owned by the Council and the proposed area comprises of 8 fields surrounded by hedgerows and scrubland.

The area they have proposed is vast and will be fenced off, which will also have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

The area of land is full of many types of wildlife i.e. birds, foxes, kestrels, owls, including deer. The deer's use this area for grazing, they use this space for their young and for cover. If the Solar Farm gets approved it will affect the deer by removing a huge part of their habitat and their much needed source of food. The deer would then be pushed into other areas which would not be safe for them. If they go onto local farms, famers are allowed to shoot them to protect their crops. The deer would then have to keep searching for new habitats which could mean the number of deer in the area reduces or even worse they leave our area for good.

An Environment Impact Report has not been carried out which due to the huge effect this could have on our wildlife and environment, this should of been done before this proposal. It would show just what real effect this Solar Farm really would have on the wildlife and the community.

The Solar Farm is planned to be there for approx 25 years, the council have yet to inform us if it will remain there longer if it is deemed a success. It would destroy our green space and the much loved community area which makes Harold Hill what it is today.

By removing parts of our Manor, You will be removing parts of our soul.

Please sign this petition to stop our beautiful area being removed. This is our community and our heritage and we must stand against this proposal.

For Updates please like and share Harold Hill Community Page and Dagnam Park (The Manor) Harold Hill Users Group  (this is not a requirement).

Please also send you views by email to

energystrategy@havering.gov.uk

By Post

The Energy Strategy Team, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 4BE

For further information on this proposal visit

www.havering.gov.uk/solarcouncil

Comments must be in by 31st October 2016

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  • Havering Council

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