Petition to Parliament requesting a National Policy Statement on Farmland Protection from Solar.

Due to the cumulative impact solar developments will have on availability of agricultural land, the petition urges Government to produce a regulatory framework in the form of a National Policy Statement on Farmland Protection to avoid losing a critical mass of productive agricultural land to solar.  There is a growing recognition that this uncontrolled and unregulated loss of greenfield land could cause major environmental damage, thus undermining the efforts to mitigate climate change.  The petition has already reached over 5000 signatures. At 10,000 signatures, Government will respond and at 100,000 signatures Government will consider the petition for a debate in Parliament.

Produce a Farmland Protection Policy to regulate the loss of farmland to solar – Petitions (