Go-ahead for 130-acre solar farm in north Cornwall

Plans for a giant solar park over a 130-acre area in north Cornwall have been approved.

German company Kronos Solar has been granted permission by Cornwall Council to build a 25 megawatt facility at Maxworthy, near Launceston.

It would to be the county's largest such development, planners heard.

Plans for two other solar developments - at Trewidland and Sweetshouse, near Bodmin - were refused permission at the same planning meeting.

The proposals for Trewidland, in the Looe Valley, were for a four-and-a-half megawatt park.

The Sweetshouse application was for a six megawatt facility.

It is the first time solar park applications have been turned down by the currently Conservative-Independent led unitary authority,

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