Agenda for our next Parish Council meeting on 25th January 2022 via ZOOM is here

Solar Farm

 - Despite the best efforts of Langham Parish council and our County Councillor to get the size of the Solar Farm reduced and to acknowledge that the level of consultation by the developer is unacceptable, the Planning Application was passed last night by a vote of 7:4 - and no accompanying comment to the developer was suggested.

Our job now is to try to engage Elgin in a discussion about the Community Benefit fund, the amount of which was decided by Elgin but was seen as too little by 90% of those who attended the village meeting back in April 2019.

RCC PLanning Committee meeting

Here are the details of an RCC PLanning Committee meeting to be held on 21st December.

The following e-mail was received from RCC announcing the cancellation of the Planning Committee meeting on 21st December assessing the Solar Farm Application, citing IT issues at RCC as the reason. It will now be held on 11 January 2022.


Good evening all,

I am writing to inform you that the decision has been taken to cancel the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee on 21 December.

This is due the limited access to view the applications on the Council’s online Planning Portal since earlier in the week. As it has not been possible for members of Planning Committee, members of the public and any other interested parties to view the planning application documents in the week prior to the Planning Committee meeting it is considered that it would not be appropriate to proceed with the meeting.

You will also receive a formal notification of this from the Planning Department next week and any detailed queries should be addressed to the Planning Department. I can confirm all registrations to speak and to attend will be carried over to the 11 January meeting so you do not need to re-apply.  

Kind regards,

Tom Delaney | Governance Officer

Rutland County Council

Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP

t: 01572 720993| e:

Details regarding your data protection rights and how the Council processes your data can be found at:

Rutland County Council
Customer Service Centre: 01572 722 577

Below is a copy of a flyer delivered to all households in Langham


Planning Application for a 28MW, 127 acre Solar Farm along Cold Overton Rd. is to be heard
on December 21st at 6.00pm
at Council Chambers, Catmose.


County Councillor Oliver Hemsley and Parish Councillor Pat Ovington will be making representations on your behalf against the size, location, impact on countryside and rights of way as well as the appalling lack of community engagement and consultation.



State your views (even if you have already done so)
Address: Nick Hodgett , Planning Officer, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, LE15 6HP
Reference Solar Farm Langham Application 2019/1249/MAF


                                to show strength of feeling in Langham

Question for RCC

Why is this vital meeting, initially scheduled for March 2021, being jammed in so late & so close to Christmas? Langham Parish Council