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Title:Plans for solar park to power over 3,500 homes
Date:3/24/2023 6:13:44 AM

Plans for a solar park that could generate enough energy to power over 3,500 have been submitted.

British Solar Renewables (BSR Energy) wants to create a solar park at Higher Wraxall near Dorchester, Dorset.

If it gets the go-ahead it will take up two fields, spanning 48 acres (19 hectares) which is currently used for arable farming.

The plans include extra space around a Bronze Age bowl barrow leaving "an offset of 20m", BSR Energy said.

Bowl barrows - inverted pudding bowl-shaped mounds - are burial monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age.

The panels will have an expected a lifespan of 40 years - BSR said the fields could then be "quickly reverted to agricultural use".

Comments on the application remain open until 9 April.

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Date Added:3/24/2023 6:38:52 AM