Project Updates

These are the latest project updates for Sheepwash Solar Farm.

Latest news

Sheepwash Solar Farm given the green light – February 2024

The project was approved by the Planning Inspectorate following a public inquiry.

Consultation on revisions – December 2023

As part of the appeal process, the Inspector agreed that some amendments could be made to the development and considered through the appeal.

Appeal for Sheepwash Solar – April 2023

The planning application was refused by Maidstone Borough Council’s Planning Committee in October 2022. We remained confident that the solar farm proposal could deliver significant benefits, helping to tackle the climate crisis while boosting biodiversity and investing in the local community.

Application Submitted – March 2022

We submitted a planning application to Maidstone Borough Council with several community benefits, including new footpaths and woodlands, and a community benefit fund for local projects.

Local Consultation Launch - July 2021

We launched a digital public consultation on plans for a solar farm on land at Little Cheveney Farm between Claygate and Marden, Kent. The consultation was advertised with a leaflet drop to the local community and carried out in line with UK Covid guidance.