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Appeal: Solar farm energy benefits outweigh scenic concerns


Big60Million Ltd has been granted permission for a 3.036 megawatt solar farm in Milborne Port, Somerset, after an inspector ruled that the renewable energy benefits of the scheme outweighed South Somerset’s District Council’s concerns about its impact on rural views.

Inspector Jon Hockley noted that the appeal site covers 5.38 hectares across two fields to the north-east of Milborne Port, and was reduced in size during the planning application process.

He noted the benefits of the scheme to include the expectation that it would produce enough electricity to supply 915 homes a year, its inclusion of various habitat enhancement measures, and the economi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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