The displacement of over 4,220,000 tonnes of CO2 from equivalent fossil fuel energy, which equates to taking c. 101,000 cars off the road for a year
New green infrastructure such as redirected rights of way, new permissive paths, outdoor picnic area, a community orchard and information boards
Genuine benefits for local residents including a £600,000 community benefit fund
Large proportion of the site for continued agricultural use such as chicken or sheep grazing. After decommissioning, the soil will be in better condition than it is now.
Biodiversity net gain will be delivered across the project. We will provide ecological benefits through new habitats, such as wildflower meadows, grassland areas, and a dedicated area for ground nesting birds
7km of new and enhanced hedgerows, 59 Hectares of planting and seeding between panel areas, 24 Hectares of community picnic areas and orchards, 3 Hectares of new trees and 29 Hectares of biodiversity enhancement areas.
Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on site, ensuring the solar farm can be as flexible as possible in delivering energy to the grid
£27 million generated in business rates over the lifetime of the project, alongside approximately 200 jobs during construction. We will also endeavour to provide jobs to local people where possible.