SOUTH BEND — An agreement for a proposed solar farm just east of New Carlisle has been delayed by a month to give St. Joseph County and the developer additional time to work out details. 

County Council tabled the proposal Tuesday night at the request of developer Lightsource BP, which plans to build a solar farm on 1,100 acres in an area bounded roughly by U.S. 20 and Spruce, Tamarack and Darden roads in Olive Township.  

Council could next consider the development agreement on June 14. It spells out specific commitments on the part of both the county and Lightsource BP for the $165 million project. 

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“The developer is in negotiations regarding labor and wasn’t ready to move forward with a vote,” Chris Brown, an economic development specialist for the county, said after the meeting. 

Darrin Jacobs, development manager for Lightsource BP, said there were still details that needed to be worked out but he's confident those will be worked out in the next few weeks.

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