Located on land North and East and South of Bumble Bee Farm, Saundby/Gainsborough Road (A620), Saundby, Retford, DN22 9ER.
12,300Number of Homes Powered
11,422Tonnes of CO2 Displaced
81%Biodiversity Net Gain
Environment Impact Assessment Screening
Held at Beckinham Village Hall on 24/11/21.
Submission of Planning Application
The planning application was submitted on 10/03/2022 and can be found here.
Assessment and Determination of Planning Application
The planning application was consented by Bassetlaw District Council on 15/07/2022.
Expected late 2024.
Bumblebee solar farm would provide renewable electricity for distribution to the West Burton National Grid Substation. This project will generate energy each year of the proposed 40 years of operational life, while also providing a substantial carbon dioxide savings when compared to generation of electricity by non-renewable sources.
The proposals include battery storage which will allow energy to be stored on site at times when grid-demand is lower and exported at times of higher demand to ensure no energy is ‘lost’ and help balance the National Grid.
Comprising approximately 151 hectares of land, the development forms a temporary (40 year) use of farmland that is easily reversed at the end of the operational life. A scheme of landscape and ecological improvements have been accepted by the council, ensuring the project provides a biodiversity net gain.
Access to the site will be using existing access of the site via Saundby Road/Gainsborough Road (A620) with construction expected to take 7 months.
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