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Biggs Ford Solar Farm Requests Continuance After Similar Project is Denied

The Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals met Thursday evening to discuss three proposed solar energy farms, including the proposed solar arrays on former Walkersville Burgess Ralph Whitmore’s farm on Biggs Ford Road. Mr. Whitmore’s farm and a proposed solar farm at Ballenger Creek Pike and East Basford Road both lie on property in priority preservation areas. The Ballenger Creek Pike and East Basford Road property was the first solar farm on the agenda. After hearing testimony from the developer, Tony Checchia, a local realtor and entrepreneur, spoke on behalf…

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