There was a mixed reaction to a St Keverne farmer’s plans to install 98 solar panels.
David Lambrick has asked for planning permission to place the ground-mounted photovoltaic panels on land at Trenance.
His plans came before the parish council last week, when member Russell Peters described them as “monstrosities.”
He said: “I think they spoil the countryside.”
However, he conceded that these panels could be hidden.
Councillor Michael Anselmi said he was normally not in favour, but this was for a small bank of panels.
Councillor Roger Richards said: “The ones in the ground are better than the roof ones.” They agreed by majority to support the plans.