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Appeal: Clark backs Tonbridge solar park refusal


Communities secretary Greg Clark has upheld an inspector’s decision to refuse developer Capel Grange Solar Energy permission for a 22.3-hectare solar photovoltaic park in Tonbridge, Kent, after finding that the scheme was inappropriate for the green belt.

The communities secretary agreed with inspector John Woolcock’s assessment that the proposal would contravene both Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s core strategy and local plan policies surrounding protection of the green belt, as it would erode the openness of the Metropolitan Green Belt and “conflict with the purposes of including land within it”.

Both Clark and Woolcock deemed.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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