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07/05/2021

Appeal: Solar park would harm Bosworth battlefield

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Plans for a 35MW solar park that would power 10,500 homes have been blocked by an inspector, who found the scheme would unacceptably harm the adjacent site of the Battle of Bosworth Field, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses.

LOCATIONSutton CheneyAUTHORITYHinckley and Bosworth Borough CouncilINSPECTORCullum J A ParkerPROCEDUREVirtual hearingDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/K2420/W/21/3266505The appeal concerned plans submitted by Elgin Energy to build a 62-hectare solar park on land near the village of Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire. The 35MW facility would be time-limited to a 30-year period of operation. However, the........
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