South Harting solar panel plan

PLANS for the installation of 208 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the Alitex main factory building at Torberry Farm in South Harting look set to get the go ahead at South Downs National Park’s planning committee next Thursday (May 10).

Alitex, the award-winning maker of bespoke Victorian style greenhouses, wants to install the panel on the south facing roof slope of the single storey factory. The company says the move will reduce its annual energy bill by 30 per cent.