Film highlights benefits of solar park

Unveiling details of the Wroughton Airfield Solar Park

Unveiling details of the Wroughton Airfield Solar Park

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A SHORT film about the Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, to encourage the public to show their support for the project, has been released ahead of a public inquiry in September.

The video, produced by The Science Museum Group and Swindon Commercial Services, was designed to reach out to villagers and urge them to write to the inspector charged with the examination in favour of the plans.

A public inquiry will take place between September 9 and 18 at Swindon Council.

James Owen, commercial director at Swindon Commercial Services, the firm which put the plans forward, said: “We want people to watch the film and make up their own minds if this is a good site for a solar park. It’s a very effective way of showing the site in context.”

The planning application to build a 40 MW solar park on the disused World War Two airfield, which would generate enough renewable electricity to power 12,000 average homes, was called in for an inquiry by the Secretary of State in April.

It is a joint project between Swindon Commercial Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, and the Science Museum Group, which owns the site.

To view the film, visit: www.scs365.co.uk/wasp.

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9:22am Thu 3 Jul 14

Oik1 says...

Lets hope the plans for this eyesore end up at some point on the desk of Eric Pickles, if so, next stop the bin.
Lets hope the plans for this eyesore end up at some point on the desk of Eric Pickles, if so, next stop the bin. Oik1
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11:33am Thu 3 Jul 14

MrAngry says...

This will be one of the UK's largest solar farms. What experience do SCS have apart from installing a few panels on council buildings. SCS have a track record of poor delivery. The sun will have burn out before this is finished. An expensive f**k up waiting to happen.
This will be one of the UK's largest solar farms. What experience do SCS have apart from installing a few panels on council buildings. SCS have a track record of poor delivery. The sun will have burn out before this is finished. An expensive f**k up waiting to happen. MrAngry
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1:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

messyits says...

Are SCS going to do the same as many of the local sites around town--buy the so called German panels that were bought from China and just added the film?
Are SCS going to do the same as many of the local sites around town--buy the so called German panels that were bought from China and just added the film? messyits
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1:12pm Thu 3 Jul 14

MrAngry says...

messyits wrote:
Are SCS going to do the same as many of the local sites around town--buy the so called German panels that were bought from China and just added the film?
Made in China using fossil fuels and shipped to the UK via Germany. Very green.
[quote][p][bold]messyits[/bold] wrote: Are SCS going to do the same as many of the local sites around town--buy the so called German panels that were bought from China and just added the film?[/p][/quote]Made in China using fossil fuels and shipped to the UK via Germany. Very green. MrAngry
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1:14pm Thu 3 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

MrAngry wrote:
This will be one of the UK's largest solar farms. What experience do SCS have apart from installing a few panels on council buildings. SCS have a track record of poor delivery. The sun will have burn out before this is finished. An expensive f**k up waiting to happen.
Very valid post and on past experience, everything points to it being the usual mess. Lets hope not.
[quote][p][bold]MrAngry[/bold] wrote: This will be one of the UK's largest solar farms. What experience do SCS have apart from installing a few panels on council buildings. SCS have a track record of poor delivery. The sun will have burn out before this is finished. An expensive f**k up waiting to happen.[/p][/quote]Very valid post and on past experience, everything points to it being the usual mess. Lets hope not. house on the hill
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5:14pm Thu 3 Jul 14

don'tbeold says...

a very good use of an old airfield, more renewables in Swindon please! technology will help us maintain the lifestyles our forefathers have given us!
a very good use of an old airfield, more renewables in Swindon please! technology will help us maintain the lifestyles our forefathers have given us! don'tbeold
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