Solar farm approved

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A solar farm on a 50-acre site at Shadoxhurst has been given council approval.

The site at Blindgrooms Lane was purchased by Ashford Borough Council in 2017 and is currently used for grazing which would continue when the farm is operational, the council said. 

The power generated by the solar farm will feed into the National Grid.

A council spokesman said: “Cabinet has agreed that, subject to planning approval and public consultation, a solar farm is the optimal use for the site and would provide a significant income stream while having a low environmental impact.”

A local consultation is due to take place which will lead to a formal planning application. 

The council estimates the project could generate £7m over a 25-year period.

Source: BCC News