Farm solar panels agreed

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PLANS for 232 solar panels on farmland have been given the go-ahead by Mid Suffolk district councillors.

The panels would be on farmland at Old East End Hall and mounted on free standing frames.

The energy generated would be used by the the applicant’s home and holiday let, with the majority being exported to the national grid.

A report to councillors this week says that the site of the panels is separated from the farmhouse, which is a listed building, by a moat and hedge and was unlikely to be seen from the building and its surroundings or nearby footpaths.

The Ramblers’ Association had expressed concern that the plan would spoil walkers enjoyment of footpaths.