Councillors set to give go-ahead to Fenland’s second solar farm

FENLAND’S second solar energy farm will not be too far away as councillors are set to give the go-ahead after being told to provide a free energy to a community building.

The planning committee felt that Lark Energy’s plans to build a 2.7MW solar farm at Reach Drove, Whittlesey, lacked a community benefit when they discussed the proposal last month.

Councillors told the renewable energy firm to speak to the Whittlesey Town Council to agree on a building or facility to power before returning to Fenland Hall.

They will make the decision on the proposal, which would power up to 650 homes, on Wednesday.

Last month Abbey Renewables were given planning permission to install a 5MW solar farm at Burnthouse Sidings, Turves.

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