Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s honeymoon location to be solar farm
The historic estate where Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana spent their honeymoon is being turned into a solar farm.
The land on the Broadlands Estate in Hampshire – where Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip also honeymooned – is to be developed into a solar farm the size of more than 80 football pitches.
The country house – which is owned by Lord and Lady Brabourne – will be the home to 57,000 solar panels.
Broadlands Estate’s manager Richard Jordon Barker previously claimed the proposal was “vital” to the estate and would not create traffic or noise issues.
And planning inspector Sukie Tamplin insisted the pros far outweighed the cons of the project.
She explained: “In terms of the landscape, I have found that there would be some harm, but that this would reduce over time as the landscaping and biodiversity measures mature.”
The decision marks the end of a second lengthy planning battle over proposals for the estate, which was the former home of Lord Mountbatten.