Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


New Herring Road Solar Farm Wins Approval

A new solar farm is planned for Brogden Township in Wayne County.

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Adjustment held a public hearing on the proposed Overman Solar Farm at last month’s meeting.

The county’s planning director, Berry Gray, presented the plans for the solar farm.

The nearly 67 acre solar farm would be located on Herring Road near N.C. 13.

Commissioner Ray Mayo asked about whether solar facilities fall under the county’s soil and water regulations.

Gray explained there are not any stormwater restrictions for new solar farms.

The site falls into the Airspace Control Surface Area for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Gray says the Air Force base has reviewed the request and stated the solar farm would not impact their operations.

The county commissioners gave final approval to the Overman Solar Farm attheir June 18th meeting.

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