Train4TradeSkills News: Lock, Stock and 200 Solar Panels

Usually when a home decides to “go green” or eco-friendly it’s celebrated (well you know what I mean – people don’t usually complain), but when a celebrity does it, there could be a bit of backlash, as Guy Ritchie has found out,

The film director, 42, who is most famous for his films Lock Stock, Snatch and Rock n Rolla, wants to transform his £9 million country estate, which he bought with ex-wife Madonna in 2001, and place 200 solar panels in a field near his home, according to the Daily Mail.

These 200 solar panels would completely power Mr Ritchie’s home and make the property much more eco-friendly. The other benefit would that it would create a tax break, which means the director could receive up to 10% returns.

But some people don’t see it that way, as government ecologist Louisa Kilgallen has reportedly complained about the plans, saying:

‘The erection of solar panels would cause disturbance during the construction phase, reduce the area available for chalk grassland plants and invertebrates, increase the risk of weed species colonising in the vicinity of the development and cause disturbance during the decommissioning period.”

You can’t please some people it seems. Wiltshere County Council are currently debating the matter, after Ritchie applied for planning permission last month.

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Posted on September 7, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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