So plans are going to be put back on the table for a solar farm to be built near Fareham.
Controversially, it’s going to be sited on a farm on green land that separates Fareham from Stubbington.
If it passes the planning process, it’ll be there for 25 years, and then the land will be returned to arable. But the fear is that if the plans are approved, it will pave the way for other people, like housebuilders, to come forward and apply to build on the land – and the gap will be lost forever.
Green spaces are important to preserve. But what’s also important is generating clean energy for a generation and helping take the pressure off fossil fuels.
I’m just glad I’m not in charge of saying yes or no to the scheme.