UK solar site receives preparing consent

Mar 8, 2023 12:27 PM ET
  • Renewable Connection's 49.9 MW project in Gloucestershire has actually been given the green light
UK solar site receives preparing consent
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Renewable Connection's UK ground installed solar farm, capable of producing electrical energy to power over 9000 homes every year, has gotten preparing consent.

The firm submitted the application to Tewkesbury Council in March 2022 for the 49.9 MW Maisemore Solar Farm project, and also has worked favorably with neighborhood stakeholders to successfully deal with issues with the proposal.

The project in Gloucestershire was approved by delegated powers adhering to a suggestion for authorization by Tewkesbury Council officers.

Construction of the solar farm is anticipated to begin in 2023.

The project has actually been developed by Renewable Connections in collaboration with European Energy.

Maisemore Solar Farm is anticipated to make a considerable contribution in the direction of taking on the climate emergency in your area and across the country.

Over the 40-year lifespan of the project, the suggested solar farm would displace an estimated 650,000 tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuel resources.

The proposal additionally forms a key part of the Gloucester to Newent Cycle Route with the development of a new cycle as well as pedestrian gain access to link which will benefit neighborhood residents.

Roughly 16 hectares of wetlands with additional locations of biodiversity improvement location throughout the site will be produced as a result of the proposals.

Development director at Renewable Connections John Leith said: "We are delighted to have actually received approval for Maisemore Solar Farm.

"Councils such as Tewkesbury Borough Council comprehend that urgent action is required to limit the environmental effects produced by the climate crisis and also numerous have now declared their own climate emergency situation.

"There are substantial advantages to this plan, aside from the evident low carbon, home-grown energy it will supply.

"The execution of a Green Infrastructure Plan will substantially enhance biodiversity by developing a range of new habitats supplying food and sanctuary to wildlife and also additional landscape design.

"Collaborating with the landowner we have additionally set aside some 100 acres of land for a combination of irreversible wetlands to support overwintering birds, and also wildflower meadows.



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