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Richard Drax MP's family estate approved for solar farm

Plans to create a 175-acre solar farm on the family estate of South Dorset MP Richard Drax have been approved by Dorset County Council.

More than 120,000 panels will be installed by Good Energy at the Charborough Estate, near Mapperton.

Opponents, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), argued the undeveloped, agricultural land was the wrong location for a solar farm.

  • 12 Nov 2013
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