Heapey solar farm plans rejected by Chorley Council

Views from Chapel Lane Heapey
Image caption Chorley Residents Against Heapey (CRASH) said the solar panel farm would spoil the outstanding views

An application for a large solar farm in Lancashire has been unanimously refused at a council planning meeting.

Almost 500 residents and several groups opposed the plans for 32,000 solar panels to be built on green belt land in Heapey, near Chorley.

The plans were rejected by Chorley Council earlier.

Cassidy + Ashton Group Ltd, the firm behind the plans, previously said it was green, pollution-free energy with "limited" impact on the area.

Chorley Residents Against Solar Heapey (CRASH) argued it would spoil outstanding views and it "couldn't think of a worse place in Lancashire to place a solar farm".

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