Big solar park gets go-ahead in west Cumbria

Big solar park gets go-ahead in west Cumbria
 

A major solar park in west Cumbria has been unanimously approved by planners.
Members of Copeland’s planning panel have agreed proposals for nearly 18,000 solar panels to be built on a three fields between Thornhill and Beckermet.
The scheme would see a 5MW solar park, with 17,784 solar panels being built on three fields. The site would generate power for around 1,500 homes.
Sixty-four letters of support were sent to Copeland Council, and only two letters of objections.
Sam Mateer, councillor for the Beckermet ward, backed the scheme claiming it would be “a welcome addition for power... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 25
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