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Opposition is growing to plans for a massive new solar farm on land between Cardiff and Newport.
The scheme, would use a hundred and ten acre site at Michaelston-y-Fedw. It's the latest in a network of similar developments planned for sites right across Wales. Business Correspondent Carole Green reports.
Villagers have set up an action group protesting against plans to put a large solar farm on countryside between Cardiff and Newport.
Local people from the village of Michaelston-Y-Fedw and the surrounding area set up 'Keep Us Rural', in response to a large number of applications for 'Green Energy' schemes to put solar farms and wind turbines on nearby farming land.
So far the group have held several demonstrations, claiming that the plans would 'blight the landscape', and reduce the ability to use the land for farming.
The proposals, by EEW Eco Energy World Ltd, include plans for transformers, fencing and CCTV, as well as the 18MW solar panels.