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16/06/2016

Appeal: Clark refuses two solar farms in Cambridgeshire green belt

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Greg Clark

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused appeals for a 28 megawatt and a 14 MW solar farm on land north of Dales Manor Business Park in Sawston, after finding that the appeals were at odds with both local and national green belt policy.

Clark agreed with inspector Bern Hillier’s assessment that the 14 MW appeal (appeal B) would have a significant adverse effect on the openness of this area of undeveloped green belt land, while the 28 MW appeal (appeal A) would have a very significant adverse effect.

In terms of the second purpose of the green belt – that of preventing neighbouring towns from merging – Clark agreed .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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