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Appeal: DCLG rejects Upminster solar development


The Department for Communities and Local Government has rejected Green Switch Developments Ltd’s appeal to develop a solar farm in Upminster, Essex, after determining that it represented inappropriate development within the green belt.

Reporting inspector Brian Cook noted that as the development involved the erection of some 60,000 solar panels plus ancillary works including 13 inverter buildings, the farm would fall within the definition of a building given s336(1) of the principle Town and County Planning Act 1990, and so essentially constituted inappropriate development.

Cook further noted that the openness of this p.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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