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Appeal: Javid disagrees with inspector over Kent solar farm

Solar farm

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has overturned an inspector’s approval of a solar farm and associated works in an area of the green belt in Edenbridge, Kent, after disagreeing that the benefits of the scheme outweighed the harm to the green belt, the character of the area and the setting of designated heritage assets.

The scheme was originally recovered by former communities secretary Greg Clark on the 8 December 2015.

Javid agreed with inspector John Woolcock that the proposal would constitute inappropriate development in the green belt, having a significant adverse effect on its openness, and that the ancilliary fencing and equipment would adversely affect the countryside even if controlled by condit.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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