“They quickly ended up determining that they need more time to digest the applicant material, which included responses to their previous questions and concerns and that the applicant needed more time to try and answer their previously stated concerns,” said Culpeper County Planning Director Sam McLearen. He said county staff also needed more time to consider the material.
Cricket Solar and the planning commission agreed to delay further consideration of the application for a conditional use permit until July 10, when a public hearing will be held.
Slated for construction on 807 fenced areas of mostly farmland along various parcels of rurally located Alonquin Trail, the project would involve erecting 271,656 solar modules to create 80 megawatts of power. The modules will stand around seven feet tall.
The developers of the project are BayWa renewable energy, based in California with a parent company located in Germany, and Geenex Solar, based in Charlotte, N.C.
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