Increased traffic possible if Exmouth solar farm project gets go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 09:51 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:51 09 June 2015

Solar farm plan: Picture for illustration only

Solar farm plan: Picture for illustration only

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Residents in Brixington are facing the prospect of increased traffic under plans to build a new solar farm.

There are already plans to build similar facilities at Liverton Farm and Bystock Farm, which have been approved by district council planners.

Now there could be the prospect of a 25-acre solar farm application on land adjacent to St Johns Road.

If it goes ahead, there could be as many as 60 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the road over the course of three months.

James Hartley, of developers Inazin, spoke to councillors at a planning committee meeting on Monday about the plans.

He said he is proposing a ‘lay down’ area where the HGVs can offload to smaller vehicles north of St Johns Road.

James said: “What is really important to note is that this is the start of the process for us so we are using this opportunity to understand from the community exactly what types of issues there could be in developing this site.”

Inazin is holding an exhibition and public consultation event at Brixington Community Church at 3.30pm on Thursday, June 11.

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