Chester County solar farm on hold as officials stuck on scheduling

    Plans for a solar farm in Caln, Chester County, are on hold as township officials remain stuck on whether to bring the matter to a public vote.

    The board of commissioners has been deadlocked twice in its vote to schedule a public hearing, and is expected to meet again Thursday.

     

    Until then, plans for the solar farm near Dogwood Lane and Scott Drive won’t move forward, the West Chester Daily Local reports.

    Commissioners are worried changing the 46-acre site’s zoning from residential to industrial will open up the property to further industrial use should the solar farm fail, but the developer has plans to become a public utility if that happens, preventing the township from overseeing it at all.

    In the meantime, the Coatesville Area School District is getting antsy. It plans to buy energy from the solar farm to save up to $400,000.

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