August 2022 -  The large solar farm planning application was formally submitted in June.  The Parish Council voted at its July meeting to object to the proposal for several reasons including breaches of key Mid Suffolk Local Plan policies and the effect it would have on the setting of the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church (which the applicant’s consultants failed to consider in the application). We await information from Mid Suffolk District Council (MSDC) about the date the application will be discussed by the planning committee as we wish to be present at that meeting to verbalise the Parish Council’s objections. If you have strong views about the application, you can still submit these to the planning officer at MSDC even though the deadline for online comments has passed.  MSDC is bound to accept all comments on a planning application until the date the application is debated. DC/22/02667 refers. The email address to submit these comments to is:

The Parish Council's full objection can be read on the planning portal site by using the following link: Mid Suffolk Planning Portal.

28 September 21 update - the Consultation boards and the photomontages displayed at the drop in event on 24 Sept are now available to view. 

8 September 21- PACE attended the latest Parish Counicl meeting with an amended layout plan taking into account some of the concerns raised at the July meeting. The updated solar presentation is now available to view. Q&As from the meeting can be read on the draft minutes

August 2021 - a village open meeting is being hosted by Pathfinder Clean Energy in the village hall on Friday 24 September from 3.30 - 7.30 pm. This is an open event for all parishioners and it is your opportunity to come along and find out more information about the proposed solar farm on the edges of Palgrave. 

July 2021 - Pathfinder Clean Energy (PACE) are currently looking at building a solar farm on the outskirts of Palgrave, off Lion Road. An initial meeting was held with PACE at the July Parish Council meeting, with many more meetings to be arranged as the project does or does not develop. 

The presentation shown at the meeting of 8 July 2021 can now be viewed. Q&As from that meeting can be read on the draft minutes