Mixed reaction to farmer's solar panel plan

Falmouth Packet: Mixed reaction to farmer's solar panel plan Mixed reaction to farmer's solar panel plan

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.

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6:55pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Teejay says...

Farmers should be encouraged to use their fields for food production, not for building pretend power stations.
But while our high energy bills are subsidising 'green' schemes you can't blame the farmer for wanting to make some quick and easy money.
Where will our food come from once we've filled all the fields with houses a get-rich-quick energy schemes?
Farmers should be encouraged to use their fields for food production, not for building pretend power stations. But while our high energy bills are subsidising 'green' schemes you can't blame the farmer for wanting to make some quick and easy money. Where will our food come from once we've filled all the fields with houses a get-rich-quick energy schemes? Teejay
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