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Buckingham MP warns of multiple threats to countryside

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Buckingham MP, Greg Smith has warned constituents of the threats of HS2, solar farms and battery storage farms.

Greg Smith MP wrote in the Bucks Herald, “I am sick to death of the volume of proposals and applications coming in to decimate our beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside… most recently a 2,100 acre solar and battery proposal in the Claydons.”

Mr Smith has said that protecting the countryside and preserving agricultural land is his number one priority.

He proposes that in place of the highly inefficient solar farms, the public should be open to the more land effective and efficient options such as a “single Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor power station”.

Mr Smith continued to say “I will not let go of this and make sure these vital protections come to be – for the sake of our countryside, our farmers and our national self-sufficiency.”

According to theecoexperts.co.uk, there are “a little over 1,000 solar farms operating in the UK.” ┬áThere are also 161 operational energy storage projects in the UK.

HS2 is expected to be completed between 2029 and 2033, according to the HS2 website.

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