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Already with a reputation for refusing windfarms, the UK Government has moved to curtail the growth of solar farms.  Earlier this month it was announced that subsidies for large scale solar farms would end in April, and now Environment Secretary Liz Truss has labelled these a blight on the countryside, taking up land that could be used for crops.  She will withdraw agricultural subsidies from these fields despite their availability for grazing sheep and other small animals.  These subsidies are devolved to the Welsh Government which now has to decide whether to follow suit, and it will be interesting to see whether planning authorities will feel the need to toughen their controls.

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