Solar farm gets go-ahead
3:54pm Wednesday 11th December 2013 in News
The biggest solar farm scheme ever seen in Ceredigion has got the go-ahead from county planners.
A site panel meeting at Llwyn Du farm, Blaenporth, recommended that the 40-acre site was approved despite objections from local residents.
One concession was that the property most affected, a bungalow belonging to widow Jill Chillery, would have a 75m buffer zone in the front and a 25m buffer to the side.
Local member Cllr Gethin James told this week's development control meeting that he was happy all objections had been aired.
"This application engendered a lot of concern. this is the first large scale solar proposal for Ceredigion, something we had not dealt with before and it was difficult to assess. But I am content that the effect on Mrs Chillory's property has been mitigated and I am happy for the application to be approved."
But Cllr Towyn Evans said he was sad to see good agricultural land being used for a solar farm.
"Other locations should be available for this kind of development," he said.