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Canadian Solar Project Stalled Because of Laws Restricting Installations on Prime Agricultural Land

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 13, 2017 1:10:01 PM

An installation in Port Hope, Ontario, points up a special rule that makes farmland off limits for solar PV.7146814595_cf3685e3fa_z.jpg

As reported by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

PORT HOPE - There remain outstanding issues, including the type of soil on which a solar farm is to be built on Ganaraska Road north of Port Hope, according to objectors who met with solar developer Rensola Canada.

Among the neighbouring property owners are John Kordas and Ryan Armstrong, who are now being supported in their opposition to the solar farm by the local citizens’ group Rural Representation.

Its communication representative, Caroline Thornton, has outlined a series of concerns they have which include those addressing the soil samples since provincial policy prohibits solar installations on prime agricultural land.

Read more at Northumberland Today.

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