Plans to carve up a chunk of green belt land and turn it into a solar panel field is set to be rejected.

Sloemans Farm, in Whitewebbs Lane, Enfield, could see a 15.2 megawatt solar panel plant be placed on the farm.

Plans suggest it will cover 9.28 hectares of land and stand roughly two metres from the floor.

However, recommendations state that the proposal is set to be refused, much to the delight of David Cockle, chairman of The Enfield Society.

He told the Enfield Independent: “It was be the wrong place for such a panel to be positioned. Solar panels belong on the top of warehouses and homes, not on precious green belt.

Objections have been raised in the report suggesting that several mature oak trees on the farm would be lost as a result of the plant.

As well as that, ten written objections were made with many citing the loss of green belt land and its impact on the nature living there.

Mr Cockle added: “This would be start of chopping parts of green belt land because once you accept one building, then others spring up, it’s a stealthy approach.

“A third of Enfield is green land and we need to keep it that way and use brownfield sites for solar panels.”

National Planning Police Framework, who have assessed the planning application, stated in the report that: “Local planning authorities should regard the construction of the new buildings as inappropriate in Green Belt.”

However the application states that there would only be an impact on fields and not pond or hedgerow

The decision is set to be made at a planning committee on Thursday, September 4, at the Civic Centre, in Silver Street.