CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP/WAVY) — The Chesapeake City Council has rejected what might have been the city’s first solar farm.
Council voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to deny a conditional use permit for a 15 megawatt facility on 146 acres of farmland.
Some property owners had expressed concerns that the solar farm would reduce property values.
One resident started a petition asking city leaders to come up with a longterm plan for renewable energy.
Tradewind Energy of Kansas had previously received approval for the project from city staff and the city’s planning commission.