Who we are

The Bygrave Action Group is a community led group, working closely with, and backed by Bygrave Parish Council, to protect our beloved rural landscape from industrialisation.  

We will hold the developers to account.  We will ensure their planning application is scrutinised to the highest degree.  We will ensure the voice of the community is heard.  We will not give up our beautiful local landscape or the rural character of our village without a fight.

What we believe

The need for renewable energy is undeniable and we fully support renewable energy initiatives when implemented in the right way and in the right place.  

Industrial scale solar projects may have a part to play in achieving renewable energy goals, but this need not, and should not, be at the expense of the great British countryside and rural communities.

The proposal to build a solar plant the size of 70 football pitches, deeply scarring the open and rolling countryside between three rural communities (and almost on top of one), in a location that is of cultural and historical significance and high agricultural value, when there are so many less destructive options, is outrageous.

What we are doing

We are not sitting idly; we are rallying the troops and preparing to fight.

We have conducted significant research engaged professional advisers, lobbied and gained support from local government, and secured the backing of influential organisations.​

The planning application is expected any day now, and when it is submitted we will coordinate the submission of hundreds of letters of objection from the community.