Plans for solar energy facility in Chesapeake moving forward

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A solar project in Chesapeake got the go-ahead to allow a solar energy facility.

The Chesapeake Planning Commission approved the measure Wednesday with a 7-1 vote.

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The project will be on 245 acres east of Centerville Turnpike.

The project manager says the project could create upwards of 150 new jobs in the area.