Solar farm plan set to be blocked by Colchester Council

Solar farm plan set to be blocked by council

Solar farm plan set to be blocked by council

First published in News

The first bid to build a solar park in Colchester is likely to be blocked this week because much of it would be built on good agricultural land.

A report by Colchester Council planning officers has recommended refusal of an application for more than 90,000 panels near Langenhoe Hall.

Councillors will rule on the proposed 100-acre farm at a planning committee meeting on Thursday.

In recent years, solar farm plans have become increasingly popular because the cost of maintaining them has more than halved over the last two years.

There are at least 13 developments under way or under consideration in Colchester, Tendring, Braintree and Maldon.

Full story in today's Gazette

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9:59pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Thing is the same land could be lost to housing development and out of houses and solar farms I think latter is the lesser of two evils.
Thing is the same land could be lost to housing development and out of houses and solar farms I think latter is the lesser of two evils. Im_Like_HELLO
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10:54am Tue 19 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

We need power just as much as food. Let it be built. It would also provide more jobs.
We need power just as much as food. Let it be built. It would also provide more jobs. Jack222
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