Green light for Wiltshire solar farm

Thursday, 4th April 2013

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The development at East Farm, Codford St Mary, is set to include a total of 35,000 ground-mounted solar panels.

Planning permission was secured by consultancy WYG’s Wellington office and follows on from the securing of permission for three other solar farms in the region in recent years.

The team also said it believes it will shortly secure consent for a solar farm scheme in Gloucestershire.

The previous schemes WYG has secured permission to include Somerset’s first solar farm at Sandhill Park which has been providing enough energy to power about 600 properties in the county since 2011.

WYG Principal Consultant Peter Grubb said: “Our experience with solar farm proposals, coupled with our expert planning knowledge, means we are able to deliver consistently for our solar farm clients.

“With a further five sites across the country already at the pre-planning stage and instructions anticipated on another four this year alone, WYG’s presence in this sector is going from strength to strength and we’re pleased to be playing a small but important part in helping the UK meet its targets.”

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