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03/03/2016

Appeal: Solar farm approved for Cotswolds

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Blackwell Grange Solar Farm Ltd has been granted permission for a solar farm in eight hectares of agricultural land in Blackwell, Warwickshire, after an inspector found that the scheme would not adversely affect the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Inspector Rebecca Phillips noted that the edge of the AONB lies 900 metres to the west of the three fields that the appeal site encompasses. She assessed that the surrounding landscape was most closely allied with the Vale Farmlands landscape character type in that it was typically characterised by a flat, open landscape, but conceded that hedgerow-edged lanes and occasional woodland mean that .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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