Open arable land character compromised by planned solar arrays

The erection of solar panels on 17ha of farmland in Nottinghamshire was unacceptable, an inspector decided, when he disagreed with the appellants' assessment that the landscape was capable of accommodating the scheme without compromising the large scale arable nature of the area. In so concluding he supported the appellants' claim that the land was not the most versatile in terms of agricultural quality.

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