A Canadian-owned firm’s plans for a photo voltaic vitality facility in Columbiana County are in limbo after its software was withdrawn by the Ohio Power Siting Board.

A discover of withdrawal by Kensington Solar was filed on Wednesday.

In 2021, Kensington Solar introduced plans to construct a 135-megawatt solar-powered electrical era facility in Franklin Township, Columbiana County. That facility would have included 300,000 photo voltaic panels.

The challenge was met with resistance by a bunch of neighborhood members who shaped the group Franklin Against Kensington Solar. Citizens opposed the challenge, claiming it could hurt the way forward for greater than 2,200 principally agricultural acres.

The Franklin Township Trustees and the Columbiana County Commissioners intervened within the case, arguing that the challenge was not in one of the best curiosity of the neighborhood.

Over the previous three years, commissioners have banned large-scale wind and photo voltaic farms in unincorporated areas in all 18 Columbiana County cities.

The Kensington challenge was not coated by the town’s restrictions as a result of its plans had been filed earlier than the restrictions got here into impact.

The firm’s plans aren’t lifeless within the water although. The discover of withdrawal consists of the assertion “The Applicant withdraws the applying with out prejudice, reserving the appropriate to submit a brand new software for the challenge sooner or later.