Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused

First published in News

Plans for a controversial solar farm have been refused for a second time.

Lightsource Renewable Energy had hoped to install 39,760 solar panels on land south of Beckingham Road, Great Totham.

It had scaled back its plans from 43,769 panels, after Maldon District Council rejected them in December.

But after the revised scheme attracted 112 letters of objection and was recommended for refusal by the north western area planning committee the application was turned down at a meeting of the planning and licensing committee last Thursday.

Reasons given for the refusal include the “significant objections” from the local community, that the proposals were considered to be inappropriately sited and akin to a large scale industrial development, impacting on the “highly sensitive” landscape.

Lightsource Renewable Energy was unavailable for comment. 

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5:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Shame. But it will be overturned on appeal when it gets out of the hypocritical Nimby land...
Shame. But it will be overturned on appeal when it gets out of the hypocritical Nimby land... Jack222
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6:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Tokka1 says...

Jack222 wrote:
Shame. But it will be overturned on appeal when it gets out of the hypocritical Nimby land...
Nob head lol
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Shame. But it will be overturned on appeal when it gets out of the hypocritical Nimby land...[/p][/quote]Nob head lol Tokka1
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12:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bluefish says...

We have one in Laindon just off the Dunton Road, and to be honest if you weren't lookin for it you'd miss it, No problem at all, no noise,no huge building, no extra usage of roads. http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/10832943
.Solar_farm_approved
_for_Laindon_land/?r
ef=rss
We have one in Laindon just off the Dunton Road, and to be honest if you weren't lookin for it you'd miss it, No problem at all, no noise,no huge building, no extra usage of roads. http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/10832943 .Solar_farm_approved _for_Laindon_land/?r ef=rss bluefish
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