Uncharted waters on solar

Steph Ryan and council concerned over lack of guidelines for energy developments
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MOVING ON: Barry Green, council’s current director of development services, is not seeking to renew his contract.

DEPUTY Nationals leader Steph Ryan has expressed fears solar farm applications are being rushed through councils because there’s a void in specific planning guidelines.

The lack of policy and guidelines on solar energy is an issue that could affect a local application regarding Glenrowan land currently before Wangaratta council, located near another already approved by Benalla council.

Ms Ryan has renewed calls for the Labor Government to urgently implement state planning guidelines to regulate the placement of solar developments, especially on high value agricultural land.

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