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Campaigners fight plans for solar farm

'Our countryside is being sacrificed to make way for green energy'. That's the claim from campaigners against plans to build a solar farm in Dorset.

90 thousand panels could be installed at Mapperton - land which is owned by the South Dorset MP Richard Drax. It would cover an area of 66 football pitches and produce enough power for 6,000 homes.

But on the eve of the decision to approve or dismiss the proposals- Martin Dowse asks is going green the right solution?

Plans for solar panels in Dorset fields

90,000 solar panels could be installed in these fields Credit: ITV Meridian

Ninety thousand solar panels could be installed in fields owned by a Dorset MP if proposals go ahead.

South Dorset MP Richard Drax owns the land in Mapperton, which is the size of 66 football pitches.

The Conservative MP spoke out against the proposed Navitus Bay windfarm in Parliament last week.