JoCo planners rebuff county commission’s urging to make solar farm rules less restrictive

Johnson County solar farm

The board of county commissioners had remanded proposed rules for utility-sized solar farms back to county planners. On Tuesday, the planning commission opted to keep much of their original recommendations intact. Image via Shutterstock.

A set of rules that would govern how utility-scale solar farms are planned in Johnson County was bounced back to the county commission Tuesday by planning board members, who insist their tighter regulations – and not the commission’s suggestions for less restrictive measures – are the right way to go.

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