Hearing Tonight on Controversial Solar Farm in Gold Hill

WBTV is reporting that after months of debate in the community and a denial by the Rowan County Planning Board, there will be a public hearing tonight that could decide the fate of a proposed solar farm in Gold Hill. Birdseye Renewable Energy of Charlotte submitted a proposal to develop a 69-megawatt utility scale solar energy facility on a 574-acre piece of land near Old Beatty Ford Road and U.S. 52. In September the Planning Board voted 5-2 to deny the rezoning request.