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30/07/2020

Appeal: Major solar farm would harm Dorset ‘valued landscape’

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Despite criticising the ‘blunderbuss approach’ employed by some interested parties in opposing a major solar farm in Dorset, an inspector sided with them in refusing permission, after agreeing that the appeal site was a valued landscape.

LOCATIONFifehead MagdalenAUTHORITYDorset CouncilINSPECTORNeil PopePROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D1265/W/19/3241953The appeal concerned three adjoining pasture fields that form part of an “intimate valley landscape” near Fifehead Magdalen, a village in Dorset. The appellant sought permission to install a solar farm on the site with a maximum output sufficient to power........
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