A controversial large-scale energy park near Oswestry has been approved.

The Cefn Y Maes Community Renewable Energy Park will feature 2,500 solar panels plus an energy storage facility on land in Rhydycroesau. However, this was scaled back from the initial plans which included a 102-metre high wind turbine.

Ken Yorston, interim head of planning at Powys County Council, said there will be a number of conditions on the development. These include the removal of all equipment from the site within six months of it ceasing to produce electricity, and that the site is "restored to its former condition".

Engena Ltd, the company behind the project, must also complete a construction survey looking at vehicle movements and the impact on the junction of the site access with the B4580 which runs through Rhydycroesau.

Access to the site, which lies on the English side of the border, was approved by Shropshire Council last year.

The proposal had caused unrest among the community, leading to the creation of the CARTE (Community Against Rhydycroesau Turbine and EnergyPark) group, while Selattyn and Gobowen parish Council and Oswestry Rural parish Council, voiced concerns over the heavy goods vehicles using the narrow lanes while the site is constructed.