Permission granted for 12 ground-mounted solar panels at Lyme Regis property

A LYME Regis garden is to be used for 12 ground-mounted solar panels.

Dorset Council has given consent to the planning application at Henleys Acre, which is on the corner plot of Timber Hill and Charmouth Road.

The application will involve the panels, standing 1.9 metres high, being mounted in frames of six to the south south west of the house, linked to the property by an underground cable.

In addition to providing power for the house the owners are planning to have an electric car which could also be charged from the panels, when the weather is suitable.

The owners say their proposals fit in with Dorset Council’s climate change obligations and are their contribution to reducing global warming and Lyme Regis Town Council raised no objection to the application.

Dorset Council planning officers said the panels would only take up a small part of the garden and would be well screened by existing hedgerows.

This latest application comes after plans for five new houses on the plot at Henleys Acre was submitted and later withdrawn in 2020.

By Local Democracy Reporter Trevor Bevins

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