The Augusta County Planning Commission voted 4-3 against recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the 880-acre, 83 megawatt energy system was in “substantial accord” with the county’s comprehensive plan.
The group has met several times to wrestle with the issues to consider for citing a good solar project AND balancing the interests of the county’s primary economies of agriculture and tourism.
We commend Augusta County for the time and effort put into making sure solar projects in the county are well-sited and successful and that valuable natural resources and the quality of life of our communities are included in local planning efforts.
We are very concerned that the carefully crafted protections in the ordinance may be removed and/or weakened.
As we predicted back in 2019, the year 2020 saw a rising tide of utility-scale solar projects proposed in the...
Strata Solar requests a special use permit for an 83 MW utility-scale solar facility 1.5 miles north of Stuarts Draft.
With more than 20 public comments* urging the Page County Board of Supervisors to pass the solar ordinance on Tuesday,...
The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) is conducting a feasibility study for an Agricultural Enterprise Center in the central...
In the spring and early summer of 2020, the Alliance conducted a survey on the outdoor recreation activities of Shenandoah Valley residents. Here is what we heard.
On Thursday August 27, Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) will speak about an amendment authorizes DCR to conduct a feasibility study for a rail trail in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
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