I was intrigued to learn that Cleveland County, N.C. is considering a zoning ordinance amendment to make solar farms allowable only in light and heavy industrial districts.

It appears the ordinance amendment is being considered because solar farms – like practically all land use change proposals – bring out neighbors who do not want change. 

Yet another Court of Appeals case, Ecoplexus v. Currituck County, examined the denial of a solar farm and applied the same principles as in Dellinger v. Lincoln County and Innovative 55 v. Robeson County, but with some interesting twists.

Facts

Ecoplexus arises from Currituck County, a county that is now widely known as,