Marion County residents win battle against 12-acre solar farm

Cypress Creek Renewables retracted plans after a dispute with disgruntled neighbors.

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We have taken the concerns of our neighbors about potential impacts of our project on Coates Drive seriously,” David Bunge, the company’s vice president of strategic development, wrote to county commissioners.

Commissioners were scheduled to hear the neighbors’ appeal of the project on March 16. Marion County spokeswoman Jolene Kelley said the hearing has been canceled.

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Community members worried the solar farm would decrease property values and harm the local ecosystem.

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