Friday, 23 December 2011

Bentley Heath plan for 240 solar panels

A BENTLEY Heath resident has announced plans to put 240 solar panels on Green Belt land to the back of their house.


The applicant submitted the above photograph to illustrate what the panels were likely to look like.

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A planning application has been submitted to 12 rows of 20 panels in a farmers’ field to the back of Four Ashes House, Four Ashes Road.

It said wind turbines are not possible due to their “visual impact” while ground source heat mums are not financially viable.

The application says the plan would have “no impact upon the landscape character or countryside generally” and is supported by national and local council planning policies.

The panels would only be visible from the south from a distance, it says.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council will make a final decision on the plan.

To see the application click here and enter 2011 and 1719 in the two boxes.

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