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Appeal: Three solar farms allowed in Cumbria

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Lightsource SPV 179 Ltd has been granted permission for three 4.9 megawatt solar farms near Penrith in Cumbria, after an inspector judged that the farms would have limited impact on landscape amenity.

Inspector Brendan Lyons noted that all three solar farms were recommended for approval by Eden District Council officers but refused by elected members, along with four other proposed solar installations.In the three decisions considered here, two of the installations lie on the same farm, with the third located some 3km to the south. While in each case Lyons appreciated the attractive rural........
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