Letter to the Editor: Questions about solar

Published 7:32 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Dear Editor, 

I believe the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham County willfully practice deception of their constituents. How? They do not require signage to let people know that there is an application for a zoning change.

Example — There is a large solar farm being proposed for the southern area of the county. There is no signage anywhere to alert people of this. Why shouldn’t citizens who live on Stage Coach Road, Route 15, Old Shepards Road, Hope Road, Fender Road, Hartwell Lane, Hughes Road, Mohele Road and Plank Road be made aware of this? This is not a proposal for a butterfly farm. It will have a big impact on this area. The citizens of Buckingham County might be very happy about this project, but they should know about it.

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This company was asked by Supervisor Mathews to hold a public meeting to explain what is going on. Will they do this?

There was a public meeting a while back, but only one person attended. And the plans looked like a group of pretty colors on paper. This is not the first time the supervisors did not require signage for a serious zoning change which allows different kinds of activities in different areas.

I am very perplexed as to why the members of the Board of Supervisors allow the citizens of Buckingham County to be deceived.

Marie Flowers 

Buckingham County

Editor’s note: Details about the Blue Rock Solar project were mentioned in the Oct. 18 edition of The Herald. A public hearing on the project is currently set for Nov. 14.