Plan for 188 solar panels at dairy farm

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A planning application has been submitted to West Lindsey District Council for 188 solar panels at the award-winning Cote Hill farm in Osgodby.

Michael Davenport, who runs the farm with wife Mary and sons Joe and Ross, is enthusiastic about ‘green’ energy.

He said: “With clean energy there are no nasty by-products.

“It also gives security if we do get a lack of national power on the grid.

“It’s going to be discreet and a very good, sustainable system.”

Mr Davenport said he does not believe the ground mount solar panels would have an impact on any neighbours.

Cote Hill Farm produces 500,000 litres of milk a year, a third of which is used for cheese.

Its cheese has won many awards and even gained national acclaim.

The planning application will be determined by WLDC in the coming months.