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Produce a Farmland Protection Policy to regulate the loss of farmland to solar

Submitted by Joanna Favill on Tuesday 18th January 2022

Published on Monday 24th January 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 24th July 2022

Signatures: 8,704

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conflict ~ Encouraging ~ Ensure ~ food costs ~ Government ~ IMPACT ~ Loss ~ Mass ~ secure ~ security ~ solar ~ The Government

Petition Action

Produce a Farmland Protection Policy to regulate the loss of farmland to solar

Petition Details

Due to the cumulative impact solar developments will have on availability of agricultural land, the Government should produce a regulatory framework in the form of a National Policy Statement on Farmland Protection to avoid losing a critical mass of productive agricultural land to solar.

Additional Information

Agricultural land is a finite resource. We believe there is currently a policy conflict where Government seeks to protect and enhance our domestic production to maintain food security whilst also encouraging the growth of solar energy production. New ground-mounted solar developments must be subject to increased regulation to ensure that they do not undermine UK food security, which could result in increasing food costs.


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