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140 Acre Solar Farm on Biggs Ford Not Part of Executive Order

On Friday, January 15, 2016, County Executive Jan Gardner took executive action to address the growing number of applications for solar farms to be built on agricultural land in Frederick County. Executive Gardner placed a six month hold on the consideration of applications for large scale solar farms. The executive action does not apply to any project with an application submitted before January 15, 2015. As a result, the proposed 140 acre solar farm on Ralph Whitmore’s Biggs Ford Road property will continue to be considered. Executive Gardner mentioned two other…

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Solar Farm Proposed on Biggs Ford Road

Former Walkersville Burgess Ralph Whitmore’s farm on Biggs Ford Road may soon be a very large solar farm. The Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals will hear a request from Biggs Ford Solar Center LLC and Coronal Development Services, both of Charlottesville, Virginia, for a special exception use on the property which is zoned agriculture. The property is located just outside of Walkersville at the corner of Dublin Road and Biggs Ford Road. Biggs Ford Solar Center LLC plans to establish a non-governmental utility operating a photo voltaic solar farm. The farm…

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