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21/04/2016

Appeal: Clark backs Warwickshire solar park refusal

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has affirmed an inspector’s decision to refuse a 6,810 mega-watt hour solar park in Claverdon, Warwickshire, after determining that the scheme’s harm to the green belt outweighs its contribution to renewable energy.

Clark agreed with inspector Vicki Hurst that the landscape is capable of absorbing “this particular development” without harming its essential characteristics. Hurst further noted that “due to the position of the site on the valley floor, the topography of the surrounding countryside and the relatively low height of the development, its impacts on the overall landscape character including.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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