North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne has welcomed the withdrawal of a Planning Application for a Solar Farm which was set to be located on the picturesque rolling hills of Clandeboye in Bangor. The MLA added:

'I am pleased that the application for a Solar Farm which was planned to be located on prime farmland in the Clandeboye area of Bangor has now been withdrawn. This is one of North Down’s most scenic areas at the gateway to Bangor on the edge of prime farmland at Clandeboye Estate and was totally unsuitable for the development of an industrial type solar farm in such a beautiful area. I strongly objected to this application along with many local residents and also led a delegation with concerned residents to the then Environment Minister Mark H Durkan to outline our concerns at the top of Government. 


To have such a large industrial scale solar farm covering around 60 acres of prime farmland with industrial type fencing and all of the panels and apparatus it would have been totally out of character for this area of Bangor. I believe this is a real victory for the protection of the Environment and for those of us who value our natural countryside and environment.'



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