Campaigners fighting proposals for a new solar plant near Ipswich have appealed to supporters to lodge formal objections within the next week.

Plans for a solar plant near Bramford were considered by local planners earlier this year.

Because it would cover fields that were in both Babergh and Mid Suffolk districts, planners from each council had to give approval if it is to go ahead.

Babergh council's planning committee gave planning permission for the panels to be installed on fields in the parish of Flowton.

However their colleagues on Mid Suffolk council rejected the plans to install them on neighbouring fields that are in Bramford.

Now Enso Energy has appealed against Mid Suffolk's refusal - and the application is to be reconsidered by a planning inspector.

Objectors have until June 19 to make representations to the Planning Inspectorate and campaign group CARE Suffolk (Community Alliance for a Rural Environment) is urging local residents to make their voice heard.

It has given details of how objections can be lodged - and has also written a template letter that could be sent to the inspector.

Enso wants to install solar panels on 35 acres of agricultural land - providing enough electricity to supply up to 15,000 homes.

The sites were chosen because they are near a major substation at Bramford where the power can go into the National Grid.

The agricultural land is considered to be of high-quality, but Enso says the panels would not damage the land as they would be put on poles pushed into the ground.

The application would be for the panels to remain in place for the next 40 years.

The result of the appeal is expected to be published later this year or possibly in early 2024.