Sep 10, 2014 - The Cherwell District Council in England has granted approval to local firm Green Energy UK Direct Ltd’s plans for an 8-MW solar park in North Oxfordshire, subject to conditions.
The proposed photovoltaic (PV) plant will be constructed on 40-acre (16.2-ha) agricultural land in Upper Arncott that is currently used for arable crop growing, the Council said on its website. According to Cllr Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning at Cherwell District Council, the solar panels will not be “visually intrusive” and will not have a negative effect on the topography, character or appearance of the landscape. The specific conditions were not described in the press statement.
Private-owned renewable energy producer Green Energy UK plans to install the PV facility one metre off the ground and mount monitoring equipment at the site. The company has more than 150 MW of solar project under development, it says on its website.
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