By Margaret Reist, Lincoln Journal Star
The zoning changes adopted last year include some of the most-stringent tree screening requirements. – David Levy, attorney representing Ranger Power
A change in Lancaster County’s zoning laws will now allow a New York-based company planning the state’s largest solar farm east of Lincoln to apply for a special permit to expand its footprint farther east. The Lancaster County Board voted 3-1 last week to allow solar panels on outlots — areas in acreage developments that can’t be developed and, until Tuesday’s vote, had to be used only for agricultural purposes. Now they can also be used for solar panels. Continue reading here.
Image: Example of tree screening at a pollinator-friendly solar site in Virginia.
- More About Ranger Power: Community
- For more information about co-locating solar and crop production, and pollinator-friendly standards and practices for solar sites, visit the Center for Pollinators in Energy website.
Lincoln-Lancaster County 2050 Comprehensive Plan
A draft of the plan will be released Monday, September 13.
In the 2040 Comprehensive Plan: Energy & Utilities, Chapter 11