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Appeal case: APP/Y1138/W/22/3293104: Land near to Langford, EX15 1SG


Langford Solar Farm (Case 19/01679/MFUL) was refused at planning committee on 14 July 2021. The applicant had subsequently submitted an appeal for a public inquiry to be held in June of this year. In preparation for this appeal, the Council made considerable efforts to seek out the best consultants who would be able to assist the Council in defending the grounds of refusal. Having received further advice and information from the professional consultant team, advice from officers and having thoroughly considered the facts – including the likelihood of successful defence of the appeal - the decision was made by MDDC’s planning committee at a meeting on 30th March 2022 not to proceed to defend the appeal.

A Rule 6 party is also engaged on the appeal and, should the appeal therefore proceed to inquiry, the LPA will therefore attend the appeal, if required, to discuss any potential conditions should the Inspector be minded to allow the appeal.


Please note: A Rule 6 Party is an independent person/party who wish to also provide evidence in regard to the public inquiry. In this instance, CPRE have been granted Rule 6 Status and still may wish to proceed with the appeal.


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