Lightrock Power UK secures permit for Paytherden

Jul 27, 2022 06:37 PM ET
  • East Devon council authorizes proposal for 49.9 MW project in the region
Lightrock Power UK secures permit for Paytherden
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Lightrock Power has secured preparing permission for the 50MW Paytherden solar farm in East Devon, England.

Greater than 200 individuals submitted encouraging comments to the local Council's preparation portal, Lightrock stated.

Lightrock Power founder Chris Sowerbutts said: "This decision will assist us to tackle climate adjustment by decarbonising just how we create power.

" The decisions we have to require to tackle the climate crisis aren't always simple so we're grateful to members of the planning board, council policemans and also everybody that has actually participated in this project.

" We currently look forward to remaining to collaborate with the local community, East Devon District Council and also various other stakeholders to progress with our plans."

The solar farm aims to benefit the setting by aiding barn owls to prosper as well as nest on site.

It should likewise establish otter holts and also habitat, improve the financial institutions of the River Clyst for wildlife consisting of water voles, and boost various other existing ecological hallways for reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals including brown hares and also hedgehogs.

Sowerbutts included: "We face an eco-friendly crisis in addition to a climate crisis so it's so crucial solar farms like Paytherden advantage local wildlife as well as generating renewable energy."

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