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1,500 metres has been called for (particularly by opponents) in certain cases, but it is not a rule.
Scottish planning policy says: "A separation distance of up to 2km between areas of search and the edge of cities, towns and villages is recommended"
but that is a recommendation that doesn't concern individual dwellings.
They received planning permission, and were built - in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less, with plenty of weather to keep them running.
But they don't seem to last. Small-scale wind doesn't give as much of a return as passive solar or rooftop PVs.
There are quite a few houses with PVs now. And some large PV schemes.
But they don't always last, either.
I'm baffled why anyone would want to dismantle a giant PV farm when they didn't even notice it being built.
It's not as if it spoiled their view, or changed the value of their property, or it makes a noise, or lights up in the dark, or gangs of rogue PV panels go stalking the landscape at full moon forcing people to vote Green at gunpoint.
There was a public consultation in the village hall before the farm was built. I very much doubt that Wilts Council failed to hammer the usual notices to the usual telegraph poles, or that this was the evil work of a single rogue planning officer.
Basically this is being attacked on a technicality. It's possible the appeal will succeed, but I guess that depends in part on what happens at the next election.
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