Regional government says no to solar farm in Manacor

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THE Balearic Islands Regional Government has rejected plans to build a photovoltaic power station in Manacor.

The Balearic Environment Board has denied the project to build a solar farm at land plots Santa Cirga and Son Crespi, despite the existence of positive reports from experts.

Plans were to cover almost a million square metres with approximately 250,000 solar panels, turning the site into the biggest solar station in Mallorca.

Amongst other claims, the Balearic Environment Board has alleged that a €25 million should have been presented by the company in charge (Parque Fotovoltaico Santa Cirga SL) before it applied for the permit from the regional government.

The news has come as a surprise both to the company and Manacor Council, as the project was almost unanimously approved in a plenary session and was expected to have the support of the regional government due to the existence of favourable reports.

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