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Appeal: 10MW solar farm refused after changes to proposal rejected

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An inspector has refused permission for a solar farm in Oxfordshire as it would harm the character of the area. He refused to take the appellant’s late alterations to the proposal into account because they had not been consulted on.

In light of an earlier application for a solar farm on the site being rejected at appeal, the appellant, electricity firm Ecotricity, sought to alter various details of the present proposal at a late stage, including lowering its capacity considerably. Inspector Neil Pope ruled that although some of the changes could be considered minor amendments, others – such as those involving the lay.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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