Elgin Energy to create 38MW solar farm in Kettering

Sep 30, 2020 03:09 PM ET
  • Elgin Energy is to develop a 38MW solar farm on the site of a former Second World War landing strip in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Elgin Energy to create 38MW solar farm in Kettering
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Preparation permission for the website was protected from Kettering Borough Council at a preparation committee conference, enabling the project to advance to the following phase.

The 68-hectare site will sit on arrive at Brigstock Road, to the north-west Grafton Underwood, which is primarily used for agriculture currently having formerly been an RAF base as well as having actually been made use of by the United States Air Force.

Building of the ground-mount site will take 4 months and also the solar far is readied to have a 30 year lifetime.

Isobel Hollands, associate ecological organizer from working as a consultant Pegasus Group's Cirencester policeman, which protected the preparation authorization, said they were extremely delighted the plan has actually been accepted, following her groups collaboration with Kettering Council.

" We have been servicing the project given that late 2018, with the application sent in 2019, as well as it has actually made use of a complete collection of Pegasus Group services consisting of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Landscape and also Visual Assessment, Heritage Assessment, planting design, public consultation as well as Planning.

" Once submitted, we likewise tackled the duty of preparing representative, working with an iterative layout that took on board all the remarks from the church council and also legal consultees in order to guarantee we had an acceptable proposal."

Elgin Energy lately developed a joint endeavor with Foresight to develop 200MW of UK solar, targeting 6 greenfield projects across England, Wales as well as Scotland.

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