Solar farm would wreck the views

Solar farm would wreck the views

Solar farm would wreck the views

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Plans for a solar farm that would power more than 2,000 homes have been rejected.

Solar installations company Lightsource applied to West Oxfordshire District Council for planning permission to build the facility on a four-hectare plot – the size of six football pitches – off Banbury Road, in between Tackley and Wootton.

The 7.5W solar farm would have generated electricity for the National Grid for the equivalent of 2,150 houses.

Lightsource said there would be space for sheep to be grazed under and between the panels. It did not say how many panels would be installed.

The district council’s uplands planning sub-committee refused the plans on Monday on the recommendation of planning officers, who were concerned about its visual impact on landscape views.

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7:09am Wed 6 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

If it's not any good for modern farming - then houses should be built on the plot instead.
If it's not any good for modern farming - then houses should be built on the plot instead. Andrew:Oxford
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10:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Oh diddums !!!!! it may spoil the view, is that from houses then that will
have no power, shame, still the utility bills will be dramatically reduced.

Lots objected to the CEGB building Didcot A power station and its cooling towers, now years on people are regretting its demise, yet here we have a solar farm with relatively little impact, no pollution and a few people are worried about some hypothetical impact it MAY have. Flippin NIMBY's I just hope the decision comes back to haunt a few that made it. Get reall, we need these facilities to take us forwards and move into the cleaner age of power generation. Simply pathetic.
Oh diddums !!!!! it may spoil the view, is that from houses then that will have no power, shame, still the utility bills will be dramatically reduced. Lots objected to the CEGB building Didcot A power station and its cooling towers, now years on people are regretting its demise, yet here we have a solar farm with relatively little impact, no pollution and a few people are worried about some hypothetical impact it MAY have. Flippin NIMBY's I just hope the decision comes back to haunt a few that made it. Get reall, we need these facilities to take us forwards and move into the cleaner age of power generation. Simply pathetic. the wizard
  • Score: 3

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