Amber Rudd: Have your say on solar panel plans

Hastings Borough Council to withdraw their plans to place solar panels in Hastings Country Park, local MP Amber Rudd has demanded.

The Hastings MP has started a petition urging the council to reconsider the controversial plans.

The plans which have caused outcry across the Borough are being put to the Council’s Cabinet for a decision to spend £80,000 on a detailed study on Monday 7th January.

Amber commented:

“I do not believe that the Country Park is the best location for these.

“As a former Climate Change Secretary I understand the huge importance of encouraging the production of renewable energy through resources like solar panels is an important part of the solution for our future energy needs.

“But solar panels would detract from the natural beauty of this lovely green space we are lucky to have.

“Hastings Country Park ‘the jewel in the crown of Hastings’ and a very special area.

“It is therefore vital that our local residents have the chance to voice their opinions on these proposals. I encourage residents to sign my petition to make their voice heard.”

You can sign Amber’s petition to reconsider the Council’s plans here.