Call for views on plans for solar panel farm in St Clement

People in St Clement are being asked to have their say on plans for Jersey's first ground-based solar panel farm, which is being proposed in the parish.

Land south of Rue du Moulin à Vent has been earmarked for development by Jersey Electricity, with the 12-acre site potentially marking the start of a major new rollout.

Plans can be viewed and discussed with members of the project team at Caldwell Hall, near St Clement’s Parish Church, on Tuesday 19 July between 10am and 6pm.

In April, Jersey Electricity confirmed that it had been speaking to local landowners about installing several solar farms which they hope will help to protect power and stabilise prices.

The wider proposals could create enough energy to power more than 1,500 homes a year.

Plans to develop land south of Rue du Moulin à Vent in St Clement. Credit: Jersey Electricity

JE say the proposed site will still be used for agriculture - with animals able to graze on grass.

They will also plant more than 900 new hedgerow plants to make the area look more appealing.