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Solar farms for West Fife Villages?

Given the past summer, people would be justified in thinking the last place for solar technology would be the West Fife Villages. Well, they're wrong.

Applications have been submitted to Fife Council for the erection of a 5Mw solar farms on Muirmealing Farm, Saline and at Grange, Blairhall.

It is proposed to erect 19,722 1m x 0.8m panels on 2.5m high poles on each site, along with a number of ancillary buildings and security fence. Most of these are quite small except for the sub station for the grid connection that would be 3.529 x 4.79 x 5.35m.

No doubt this proposal will divide opinion.

Saline and Steelend Community Council has discussed the application would like feedback to enable a considered opinion to be passed to Fife Council. It wants to reflect community opinion and will be asking Fife Council to extend the period for consultation. It will also be investigating the possibility of the applicants attending a community council meeting.

Applications can be examined on Fife Direct and the reference number for Saline is 15/02993/FULL and 15/02928/FULL for Blairhall


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