We first brought you this story back in July 2015. LINK
Drax had originally been given permission by the East Dorset District Council’s planning committee for his monstrous solar farm but this has now been overturned by a judicial review. Locals had pointed out concerns over its size, visual impact and the loss of land usage.
The most damaging aspect of the review was that it said the East Dorset councillors had been “materially misled” by a report for the Drax farm which down-played the impact on “heritage assets”. From a Tory MP as well!!!
Campaigners pointed out that the farm, near Bere Regis, was far too big and represented “damaging industrialisation” of the local area.
Such is the Tory grip around here, that even now, the EDDC have still not given up and a spokesman said, “We are studying the detail of it to determine our approach with regard to an appeal.” Please continue to watch this space.