The Gloucester Planning Commission will hold two public hearings during tonight’s virtual meeting. The meeting begins at 7 o’clock and can be viewed on the county’s meeting portal (www.gloucesterva.info/640/Meeting-Portal).
The first applicant, Strata Solar Development, LLC, is seeking a conditional use permit application to establish a utility-scale solar energy facility, Camellia Solar, at 7956 Daffodil Lane.
The property is 137.64 acres and is located in the C-2 (Bayside Conservation) zoning district, which is a residential district. If approved, this would be the first solar farm in Gloucester to be located in the C-2 zoning district.
According to planning and zoning documents, “the property is on the south side of Daffodil Lane (SR 693) and is located roughly 0.2 miles west of the intersection of cleared land used for agricultural purposes with ponds along a portion of the southern property lines and wetlands adjacent to the eastern and southern property lines, which req...
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