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13/09/2019

DNS decision: 30MW solar park allowed despite cholera cemetery concerns

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Cefn Golau Cemetery / Robin Drayton

Welsh housing minister Julie James has approved a Development of National Significance application for a major solar park near Tredegar, despite concerns over harm to the setting of the country's last surviving cholera cemetery – a scheduled monument.

LOCATIONTredegarAUTHORITYBlaenau Gwent CBC andCaerphilly CouncilINSPECTORMelissa HallPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEqA1365732 (see below)The application concerned 58 hectares of valley upland south-west of Tredegar in south-east Wales, within the jurisdiction of two councils – Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Caerphilly Council.The applicant, Elgin Energy, sought permission........
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