Planners have given the green light for a 30-hectare 16MW solar farm near the Shropshire village of Allbrighton in England. Being developed by Boultbee Brooks’ Renewable Energy arm and Infraland, County Lane Solar Farm will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 5,000 homes, saving 3,600 tonnes of CO2 each year. Additionally, planting of species-rich grass, wildflowers and new hedgerows around the site will significantly benefit the environment by increasing the area’s net biodiversity by as much as 99%, the developer said.
The JV partnership has now delivered 90MW of consented sites and is working on a further 300MW pipeline of similar projects across 16 UK developments. Boultbee Brooks managing director James Whitcher said: “Together with Infraland, we are working to develop a new portfolio of efficient and biodiverse solar parks across the UK. “We are delighted to have achieved consent for this project. Co-founding director of Infralan, Nick Barber added: “We are thrilled to have received another planning consent for our project at Albrighton. “We will be overseeing the construction, delivery and ongoing asset management, demonstrating our commitment to the project, which is due to commence in 2024.”
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