Boom Power Victory: Crays Hall Solar Farm Approved

Sep 13, 2023 12:19 PM ET
  • Boom Power granted planning permission for 25.6MW Crays Hall Solar Farm in Essex, England. Project to generate up to 12,500 family homes' electricity needs, offsetting 13,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Expected to deliver 94% biodiversity net gain & 53% gain for linear habitats. Construction to commence in 1st half of 2022.
Boom Power Victory: Crays Hall Solar Farm Approved

Boom Power has been granted planning permission for the 25.6MW Crays Hall Solar Farm in Essex, England. The scheme was approved at appeal after a hearing at Basildon Borough Council, with the Inspector noting the potential environmental and biodiversity benefits of the scheme and the lack of suitable alternative sites in the area. The annual generation output could meet the electricity needs of 12,500 family homes, while offsetting 13,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the scheme would deliver 94% biodiversity net gain and 53% gain for linear habitats, exceeding any local or national requirements. Mark Hogan, founder of Boom Power, said the decision was welcome and reinforces the team’s commitment to building climate resilience. The project is expected to commence construction in the first half of 2022.

What Benefits Does Crays Hall Solar Farm Offer?

  • The Crays Hall Solar Farm will generate clean energy for 12,500 family homes.
  • It will offset 13,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
  • The planning permission granted to Boom Power will deliver a 94% biodiversity net gain.
  • The scheme is expected to commence construction in first half of 2022.
  • The solar farm will also provide a 53% gain for linear habitats.
  • The Crays Hall Solar Farm demonstrates Boom Power's commitment to building climate resilience.
Source:
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