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Appeal: Romsey to receive significant solar panel development


Developer Solarcentury has been granted permission for the erection of ‘solar photovoltaic panels’ on land west of the A3057, against the decision of Test Valley Borough Council.

Inspector Sukie Tamplin decided to approve the plans owing to the high potential power output, which would “roughly equate to the energy needs of the market town of Romsey”.The report gave the estimated output of the panels as 16 MW - equivalent to the energy use of 3,750 homes. Development would include supporting works such as inverter housings and access tracks.The council’s main concerns........
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