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01/02/2016

Appeal: DCLG rejects Penryn solar farm because of cumulative impact

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The Department for Communities and Local Government has refused permission for a 4.5-hectare solar farm in Penryn, Cornwall, after deciding that the development’s potential cumulative impact with an adjacent solar farm would represent an unacceptable impact on the landscape.

Inspector J M Trask acknowledged that as the development would be low level, and given the proposed inclusion of a wild flower meadow and buffer zones to reduce visual impact, the sense of “openness” would remain and the effect on the wider area would not be severe.

But Trask contended that despite a separating road, the proposed development would inevitably be viewed as part of the s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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