Mendips solar farm turned down by planning inspector as it would “cause harm to the intrinsic character and beauty of quintessentially English landscape

30 Dec

So how come our Development Management Committee can be so lily-livered saying everything everywhere has to be allowed when our landscape is just as good and if not better than the Mendips?  Or is it just the Blackdown Hills that escapes?

A bid to create a huge solar farm in rolling countryside in the Mendips has been turned down by a planning inspector, because of the harm it would cause to the “intrinsic character and beauty” of “quintessentially English” landscape and to views from public footpaths. Doulting Parish Council, Ingsdons Hill Preservation Society and the Open Spaces Society were among those who objected to the proposal for a 22,000-panel farm and security fencing on the slopes of Ingsdons Hill. AEE Renewables appealed to the Planning Inspectorate.
Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Solar-farm-refused-planning-permission/story-20378856-detail/story.html#ixzz2ox8blEwZ

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