CONCERNS a solar farm proposed for Uralla will turn the region into a renewable "battlefield" has local group fired up.
The Uralla, Walcha Community Action Group for Responsible Solar and Wind Development will take their issues with the 2700ha project to an extraordinary council meeting on Tuesday.
"It’s obvious that the north west more than anywhere else in the state has more at risk," the group's advisor Mark Fogarty said.
"Therefore it’s imperative that the community entrust with the councils the right planning authority to ensure the balance between development and community interest."
Uralla Shire Council will vote whether to make a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment about its goals and interests.
Developers UPC Renewables have reduced the southern side of the project by 50 per cent, project lead Killian Wentrup said.
"Landowners across the proposed site and many others in the wider community support our plans and the benefits it can bring to Uralla," he said.
If approved the farm could power up to 250,000 homes each year.
Sunhill Dairy Goats owner Corinne Annetts said she will move her family and business if the project goes ahead on the southern side.
"It will be with real sadness to lose this landscape," she said.
The group wants council to apply to stop the southern side of the development to better consider social, economic and environmental impacts.