Hastings council’s carbon pledge and the case for solar panels on the country park

Last year Councillor Maya Evans, lead councillor for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development at Hastings Borough Council (HBC) outlined her vision for a carbon neutral Hastings and explained how that could be achieved.

In the same interview Ms Evans explained why HBC wants to site solar panels on the country park.

Listen to her interview at this link and if you want to skip straight to the conversation about the country park and the case for siting solar arrays there go to 11 minutes 20 seconds and listen from there.

2 thoughts on “Hastings council’s carbon pledge and the case for solar panels on the country park

  1. Here we have yet again this councillor selling the intention t put this solar panel farm in the AONB Country Park. This party is clearly determined to see it through. What I find rather irritating is Councillor Evans has no qualifications in this area of alternative energy and or environmental conservation.
    She is just pitching reasons why we should by this idea, rather akin to a car salesman trying to talk you into a purchase.
    Taking into account £80K of public money has been earmarked for yet more consultants, surveys and reports. I doubt very much it will be report telling Cllr Chowney et al how this is a bad idea. YOu can see this is going to happen no matte what!

  2. Sagacious, what qualifications do you have that makes you think you know better? If you are qualified the please put in your report to the council as part of its consultation. Of course local Councillors are all volunteers. They give their time because they care about the community of which they are part. For you to denegrate them because they aren’t qualified is just plain unfair. That is why all councils employ officers with specialist skills and knowledge. The officers are there to advise and carry out the decisions made by our elected representatives. Where officers don’t have the necessary expertise they consult externally. That is why Natural England is being consulted on this proposal. Climate change is probably (certainly in my opinion) the most important issue facing man/womankind today. We must take urgent action and it would be irresponsible of our re-elected representatives not to look at ways of mitigating climate change. Just look at the fires in Australia and the devastating effect they’ve had on wildlife. We must act now and it’s quite right and absolutely necessary for the council to look at the feasibility of putting solar panels where they can. The consultation with Natural England will come back soon and we’ll all know more then so please just be patient a little longer

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