Solar farm plan ‘will power 770 properties’

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Plans have been lodged for another solar farm on the Fylde coast – just weeks after proposals for a similar scheme were revealed.

Tealing Solar Parks Ltd has applied to Wyre Council to build on Land Hill Farm near Hambleton.

The project is expected to provide enough energy to power more than 770 homes.

It comes a week after similar plans were lodged for a site between Wyre and Lytham.

Coun Lynne Bowen, of Hambleton and Stalmine ward, said she would welcome the project.

She added: “I have no problem with it, as long as the panels are screened properly.

“We have to do something – we have to produce energy somehow.

“You can’t keep relying on imports or non-renewables.

“It is not like this is on a busy road either – it is a small country lane. It has fairly high hedges around the area already.”

The seven hectare site would be 500m north east of the village.

It would provide 2.5 megawatts of energy, saving more than 1,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

In a design and access statement prepared by Pegasus Planning on behalf of the applicant, it was suggested the plans will not affect the look and feel of the area.

It added: “It is considered that due to the benign appearance of the scheme together with the proposed and existing natural screening afforded to the site, that the development proposals will not have an unacceptable adverse effect on the visual or amenity value of the wider countryside.”