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Ancient human remains found in field near Langport
11:07am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
HUMAN remains, dating back hundreds of years, have been found in a field near Langport.
The land north of Caves Farm in Stowey Road, Pitney, is the proposed site of a solar farm.
The discovery was made during an archaeological survey of the area as part of AEE Renewables appeal to the planning inspectorate.
Their application to construct a 19,776 panels on 11.5 acres of land was originally refused by South Somerset District Council because of the detrimental impact it would have on the area’s character and due to the “very high” archaeological potential of the site.
In a letter to planning officers, project manager Roland Billington, writes: “Following on going archaeological investigation (in connection with the second reason for refusal) with this site, we have discovered a small amount of human remains in one of the fields within the development area.
“As such and in conjunction with the county archaeologist (Steven Membury) we have excluded one of the fields from the solar park proposal.”
It is believed the remains are those of a Romano-British human skeleton that dates back to the third or fourth century.
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