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Updated Town and Village of Middleburgh Comprehensive Plan

New York
| | Rural
The Town and Village of Middleburgh, New York’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan calls for commercial-scale solar farms to be allowed through a Special Use Permit and that standards be applied to this use that ensures consistency with the scenic, environmental, and agricultural needs of the community. According to the plan, modifications to the community’s zoning ordinance should be made to ensure that these farms do not create negative aesthetic impacts and or direct glare onto roads or neighboring properties. The Plan also calls for the Town’s zoning code to be modified to allow for solar panels to be used by residents, and it calls for a town-wide analysis to be completed that identifies locations appropriate for commercial-scale solar farms.