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Caring For The Community

November 12, 2017

Community engagement is an important part of our planning approach as it allows us to understand stakeholders’ views and expectations. Community engagement is underway and will be ongoing as the development of Chaff Mill Farm progresses.

FRV will complete assessments of possible impacts on near neighbours such as glare and stormwater runoff during planning for the project. We also aim to consult with neighbours to understand their concerns and to look to mitigate these wherever possible.

What about the local environment?

FRV has commissioned early environmental studies, including surveys, to inform the design of the proposed Chaff Mill Solar Farm. Completing these studies early in the design phase will ensure that any potential impacts on native vegetation, birds or animals are minimised should the project proceed. Should it be approved, construction and operation of the Chaff Mill Solar Farm will have little impact on existing waterways in the area.

Community Value

Should it be approved, construction of the Chaff Mill Solar Farm will bring considerable investment to the region. The solar farm will also create a new, sustainable industry that will complement the existing agricultural industry. We are keen for local business to be involved in providing a range of services such as electrical work, earthworks, transport, materials, fencing and hospitality during Chaff Mill Solar Farm’s construction and operation stages.

How can I get involved?

We are regularly in contact with residents and stakeholders throughout the planning of the Chaff Mill Solar Farm. To register your interest in the project, please email the Development Manager, Damien Hegarty, at Damien.Hegarty@frv.com

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