Introducing East Stour Solar Farm

EDF Renewables is proposing a new solar farm on land south of the M20 and north-east of Aldington, connecting to the National Grid at Sellindge substation.

It would be capable of generating up to 49.9MW of renewable electricity. This is enough to meet the equivalent needs of approximately 17,000 homes in the Borough of Ashford every year.1

The whole site totals approximately102ha (252 acres) – but this includes land that may be used for planting and biodiversity improvements as well as solar panels.

1Based on European Commission, Photovoltaic GIS (PVGIS-SARAH) initial site production estimate and average domestic electricity consumption per Ashford Borough Council household (DBEIS, 2020). Numbers presented to three significant figures.

Find out more

We want your views while we are at an early stage in developing our proposals and are consulting until 9 August 2021. Under normal circumstances, we would invite people living near the scheme to public exhibitions – but we have decided not to do so in this case due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID 19.

We are making a range of other ways to find out more and respond to the consultation available. You can:

  • View a virtual public exhibition. This presents more information about our proposals and how to take part in the consultation.
  • Take part in an online Q&A session, currently scheduled for Saturday 17th July, 2:00pm and Thursday 22nd Jul, 7:00pm.
  • Contact us directly on or 0800 0194 576.

Share your views

You can share your views by filling in the consultation questionnaire provided in the virtual public exhibition by the deadline of 9 August 2021. 

You can also submit your response by email to or Freepost to East Stour Solar Farm consultation, FREEPOST reference RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY, c/o SEC Newgate UK, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE.