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Plans lodged for Whitchurch solar farm

Developers behind the proposal for Hadley Farm say the project will see about 25,740 panels powering about 1,700 homes.

Representatives from Lightsource Renewable Energy, the firm behind the project, said the farm would take about eight weeks to build and be used for about 30 years.

The farm is one of a number being proposed for Shropshire, including large sites on fields near Telford and Shrewsbury.

David Lynskey, planner on behalf of Lightsource Renewable Energy, said: “The Hadley Farm solar proposal will increase the UK’s sustainable, locally generated, energy supply by providing enough clean energy to power 1,700 households.

“Government policy promotes the development of large and small scale renewable energy developments.

“Consultation has been undertaken with the local planning authority, local parish council and local community, and issues raised during this engagement process have been addressed.”

The firm says overall the feedback during the community consultation has been positive.

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