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What will the solar farm look like?

The site consists of solar panels mounted on a framing system. They would typically be mounted 2 in portrait with a gap of around 800mm at the front edge to allow sheep to freely move around. The back height would likely be around 2.6 to 3m high (depending on angle of tilt).

The proposed PV panels will be dark in colour and incorporate an anti- reflective coating to maximise the light capture of solar cells. As such they have a low level of reflection when compared to surfaces such as glass or water.

Where will you be able to see it from?

Currently the site is well screened by wooded areas, hedgerows and trees. As part of the scheme we are proposing to enhance the current hedgerow and boundary with the addition of native trees and hedgerow planting. This will likely be done well in advance of construction.

Visual representations to show how much of the solar farm may be visible from a number of viewpoints agreed in conjunction with City of York Council are shown here. Please see the map below for the viewpoint locations.

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58761 Figure 5 PWF C001c VP1 Shirbutt Lane Moor End 001

58761 Figure 6 PWF C002b VP2 P Ro W south of Hessay 001

58761 Figure 7 PWF C003b VP3 Wetherby Road north of Rufforth 001

58761 Figure 8 PWF C004b VP4 P Ro W east of Rufforth 001

58761 Figure 9 PWF C005b VP5 P Ro W Cat Lane 001