Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors will form a committee to create guidelines and rules for the construction of utility-scale solar farms in the county, following Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting.
Solar farming has been a hot topic of late in Gloucester due to the rise of solar applications the county has received and the projects the board has approved.
The meeting began with 33 citizen comments from residents who spoke out on solar power generation. The opinions were divided, with a majority against the construction of more farms, while a significant minority was in support of more farms being built. Many of those against the construction of solar farms requested that a moratorium or suspension on solar be put in place until more guidelines are established.
County Attorney Ted Wilmot said that the term “moratorium” was spread about in reference to what King and Queen County did to regulate solar. He said that King and Queen did not implement a moratorium, b...
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