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Appeal: Lancashire solar farm plan ruled inappropriate for green belt


The Department for Communities and Local Government has supported an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for the development of a solar farm on 37 hectares of agricultural land in Aughton, Lancashire, after ruling that it constituted inappropriate development in the green belt.

Inspector George Baird found that given 24.6 ha of the site would be covered by built form, and given the large number of panels proposed coupled with extensive ancillary works, the scheme would have a significant adverse effect on the openness of the green belt. He further ruled that the proposal would significantly encroach upon the countryside, noting that the development would be seen from .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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