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Apr 9, 2014

Wroughton Solar Farm goes to Public Inquiry

The planning application for 150,000 solar panels at Wroughton will now be the subject of a public inquiry.

The news was welcomed by Henry Oliver, Director of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “As we have made clear from the outset, this proposal would have an unacceptable impact on this nationally protected landscape, and in particular on the setting of  historic Barbury Castle, which is a country park popular with local people and a key point on the Ridgeway National Trail.

We welcome the recognition of these important issues and that the matter will receive proper consideration by the Secretary of State for the Environment.”