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Appeal: High-quality agriculture land used for solar farm


A solar farm and its associated works have been approved at Newport, Wales, after an inspector ruled that it would not adversely affect the supply of best and most versatile (BMV) agricultural land in the area.

The appeal site constitutes of 14.3 hectares of high-quality agricultural land split into four fields. Given that Planning Policy Wales describes BMV land as a “finite resource for the future” that should be conserved, inspector A Thickett assessed the negative impact of allowing this site on the wider area.

The life span of the 10 mw solar farm is set at 25 years. The appellant argue.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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