Banks files application for Yorkshire PV-storage

Jul 28, 2022 08:55 PM ET
  • Common Farm Solar project site is located three miles from the designer's Penny Hill wind farm
Banks files application for Yorkshire PV-storage
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Banks Renewables has actually filed a planning application for an as much as 50MW solar-and-storage project in south Yorkshire, England.

Banks Renewables is establishing a 116-hectare site to the eastern of Sheffield around three miles from its Penny Hill wind farm.

The Common Farm Solar project's planning application is anticipated to go before Rotherham Council's preparation committee prior to completion of the year.

A battery power storage system linking directly right into the Thurcroft power sub-station around three kilometres to the north of the site forms part of the project, which will aid support the lasting safety and security of energy materials to UK consumers, Banks stated.

As part of Banks' policy of delivering tangible benefits to the places in which its operations are based, the Common Farm Solar Park would certainly provide community benefits totalling more than ₤ 2m through its lifetime to sustain local community projects.

A detailed ecology and also biodiversity technique which will ensure the site supplies a net advantage in biodiversity to the local community additionally forms part of the scheme.

The ground around and under the photovoltaic panels will be used to produce a wildflower meadow and there will certainly be increased planting of hedges, while part of the site will certainly likewise be managed to encouraged Lapwings to thrive.

Lewis Stokes, senior community connections supervisor at Banks Group, claimed: "The initial response we have actually needed to our ideas from local people as well as community leaders has typically been positive and we're grateful to all those who have actually taken the time to share their ideas, questions and comments until now."

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