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BEND, OR -- Both sides of the solar farms issue on Bend's east side will get their say in a public hearing next week. Cypress Creek Renewables and Oregon Solar Land Holdings plan solar farms on 70-acres of adjacent land on Highway 20. They received conditional use permits, but some neighbors have opposed the projects and asked for a chance to share concerns with County Commissioners.

 

Read more about the companies' plans.

 

A public hearing on allowing solar farms on land zoned for agriculture will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Deschutes County Services Building.
 
A third company is planning a solar farm in the same area but has not yet applied for permits.

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