Plans for Cumbria’s first solar park have been given the go-ahead. Allerdale Council’s development panel had voted in favour of the proposals for an energy-producing site near Aspatria at a meeting earlier this month. But a last-minute intervention by Government officials meant the decision was delayed, after they received a request to hold a public inquiry. This meant the development panel decision was not final until the application was scrutinised. Allerdale Council has now revealed it has received a letter from the Government that allows the original decision to stand.