A new field of solar PV panels is being built on the outskirts of North Walsham, North Norfolk. After a lengthy search on the North Norfolk District Council's planning portal, I have discovered that the development is a "Large Scale Major Development" in the Worstead parish.
The proposal itself is entitled "Construction of 5MW solar generating facility" and is a 12 hectare site (part of Carlton Farm) sandwiched between the railway line and the Old Yarmouth Road. The application was registered by Mr R Atkins (of Magdalen Street, Norwich) in early April 2011, and had no objections. It was granted because it was considered to comply with various policies of the Development Plan. One useful aspect of the site location is that it is next door to the main North Walsham electrical substation.
For more details, see the application PF/11/0418 on the north-norfolk.gov.uk website.
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