But locals say the ‘bonkers’ plans will cover ‘productive’ farmland with hordes of panels which they argue will ruin biodiversity and cause glare from the sun.

They also slammed ‘non-existent consultation’ meaning they were unaware of the proposals on the land, which is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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