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02/11/2016

Appeal: Javid refuses Spalding solar farm over cumulative impact

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s refusal of a 5 megawatt solar farm at New Fen Dike in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after recovering the appeal because of concerns about its cumulative impact with another solar farm.

Javid noted that the landscape was not designated, not notably scenic and “very much man-made”. But he agreed with the inspector’s assessment that the openness and “strong sense of remoteness” derived from its traditional fen landscape character, and the wide views that this afforded, meant that it was of "considerable value".

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