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Plans for huge solar farm near Shrewsbury to be exhibited

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Developers behind plans for a huge solar farm on the outskirts of Shrewsbury are to hold a public exhibition next week.

Plans for the giant 35,000 panel solar farm, covering nearly 61 acres, close to the village of Condover were revealed yesterday.

Developers have submitted plans for the site at Green Farm, about a mile north of the village, which they say could power up to 3,000 homes.

Now leaflets are set to be delivered to homes in the village, the local parish council and other interested parties will be contacted by post and email and a public exhibition will take place.

James Cook, spokesman for Stratus Environmental, the agent backing the proposal, which has been put forward by The Solar Building Company, said: "We will very shortly be sending out over 350 leaflets to the houses in the vicinity and village.

"We have also approached the parish council and other interested parties to inform them of the plans.

"Information will also be issued by e-mail to anyone who has registered their details with us.

"A public exhibition, with literature and artists' impressions, will take place next Tuesday at Condover Village Hall.

"There will either be myself or a representative of the company there to answer any questions people may have.

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"We want to keep everyone informed of what is going on. It is still early stages."

News of the latest development came just weeks after similar plans were unveiled for a solar farm made up of 20,000 panels in Wheat Leasowes, Hadley in Telford.

If given the go-ahead the solar park will take four months four months to build and the 35,800 solar panels would be a maximum of 10 feet above the ground.

It is intended to operate for 25 years before the fields are returned to agricultural use.

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