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Gloucester’s solar farm topic of public meeting

Gloucester residents got one more opportunity to voice their comments and concerns about a proposed solar energy facility on a 203-acre tract off Route 14 near Toddsbury Lane at a meeting last Thursday afternoon at the Gloucester Public Library, Main Street Center.

The proposal from Strata Solar LLC has already received the endorsement of the Gloucester County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, with the county granting a conditional use permit (CUP) for the project. The request to construct the solar facility is now being forwarded to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for final approval.

If DEQ gives the go-ahead, installation of the solar panels might begin in late spring or early summer of 2018 and be completed by the end of the year, according to Kevin Day, vice president of development for Strata, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based company.

Most of the comments expressed at last Thursday’s meeting were in support of the project. A written comment...

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