Stop the Somerset Hills Power Plant

 
 

KDC Solar of Bedminster has applied for variances to develop an industrial solar power plant on the Kirby Farm located at the corner of Country Club and Meadow Road in Bedminster.  The application proposes the installation of a 40,484 panel industrial-scale power plant on the 107 acre residentially zoned farm. The electric generating facility would power the Sanofi Campus located on Route 202/206 in Bridgewater.  The proposal includes the clear cutting of 38 acres of forested land, the destruction of meadows and hay fields and the removal of the landmark barn.



The next Land Use Board meeting is scheduled for October 2 at Bedminster Town Hall at 7 pm.


Click here for a map to Bedminster Town Hall


We encourage and welcome your attendance! Please take a moment and browse the site to review many filed documents with the township, for this variance. Also read up on the MANY reasons why this is not a good idea on our flyer and change.org.  We love to hear from our supporters on Facebook too!




HOW CAN YOU HELP

1. JOIN THE CAUSE - MAKE A DONATION

We have partnered with Raritan Headwaters Association and New Jersey Highlands Coalition in our opposition to the proposed power plant.


To help raise money for the legal battle ahead, the New Jersey Highlands Coalition (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) has set up a special fund to accept tax deductible contributions on behalf of STOP SOMERSET HILLS POWER PLANT. Contributions to the fund also qualify for matching charitable contributions by employers. Please ask your employer to match your own charitable contribution.


Help us protect Bedminster and the Somerset Hills

You may make a tax deductible contribution to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition to support STOP SOMERSET HILLS POWER PLANT. Click here to go to: http://www.njhighlandscoalition.org/HTML/join_contribute.html (PLEASE BE SURE TO WRITE "SSHPP Donation" in the memo section).


Or, if you prefer, you can make a check out to NEW JERSEY HIGHLANDS COALITION (write SSHPP in the memo section of the check) and mail your donation to:  Stop Somerset Hills Power Plant, 950 Meadow Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921.


  1. 2.BE INFORMED

Please download and read all of the documents that have been filed with Bedminster Township. Click here to download a compressed folder that contains blueprints, maps,  documents and letters pertaining to KDC/Sanofi’s application with the town.


3. ATTEND THE TOWNSHIP MEETING

Attend the Bedminster Township meetings to show your support and let the Land Use Board know that you are opposed to a Power Plant in Bedminster, this is very important! Approval of this variance will set a precedent for future projects and endanger the rural landscape of the town. We encourage and welcome your attendance!


4. SIGN OUR PETITION

Sign our petition at change.org.Please be sure to select show or hide your name when voting.


5. LIKE US AND SPREAD THE WORD ON FACEBOOK

Like our Facebook Page facebook.com/bedminsterbarn and please share our page with anyone who might wish to support our cause. Over 600 fans so far.


6. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Email preservebedminster@gmail.com and join our mailing list. We will send you updates about future meetings, fundraisers, press releases, triumphs in our fight and all important information. Over 500 supporters to date and growing!


Thank you for your support.

 

The Kirby Farm Today