Key points from the debate:
- Solar farms form clusters – if you get one, it won’t be long before another comes along.
- 9 square miles of "Best and Most Versatile" farmland covered with solar panels means a lot of food production will be lost.
- Battery stores do not need to be co-located – they could be anywhere on the grid and definitely do not need to be on farmland.
- Opposition to solar farms is growing – ten times larger than ten years ago.
MPs who contributed to the debate were Matt Hancock, Robert Courts, David Davis, and Jim Shannon.
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Full Transcript of the debate can be found at: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-03-21/debates/DD8F580A-DB3A-…