Go-ahead for Anglesey solar park

Anglesey Council's Planning Committee has approved plans for a 75-acre solar energy park at Bodorgan Estate.

Solar park permission depends on archaeological talks

Anglesey Council says an application for a major solar panel park at Bodorgan Estate has been approved, with the condition that talks between the developer and the local authority continue with the Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service, to determine whether there are historical relics on the site.

The planning permission will be released once these talks have been resolved.

A solar farm in the New Forest
A solar farm at Cadland in the New Forest was switched on in July 2012 Credit: Chris Ison / PA Wire / Press Association Images

Major Anglesey solar panel project given go-ahead

A solar energy park - one of the biggest of its kind - has been approved by Anglesey Council's Planning Committee today. 64,000 panels generating 15 megawatts of power could now be put-up on a 75-acre site on the island's Bodorgan Estate.

Developers say the project could generate enough electricity to power 4,500 homes annually and connect to the National Grid via existing overhead lines.Anglesey's planning officer had recommended allowing the applicant, Bodorgan Environmental Management Ltd, to install the panels.

The site is currently used for silage and grazing sheep.

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