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Appeal: Solar farm approved for ‘sensitive’ area despite ‘strong local opposition’


A 14,500 solar panel development has been approved at Bascote in Warwickshire, after an inspector found that the localised landscape impact of the appeal was outweighed by its renewable energy benefits.

Inspector Michael Moffoot noted that the appeal site comprises 5.5 hectares of land in agricultural use within the open countryside between Long Itchington and Bascote. The site was also acknowledged to lie within the area associated with Snowford Hill’s slopes, which is identified as sensitive to solar energy development because of its undulating topography meaning such development is likely.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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