Project Timeline

Environment Impact Assessment Screening
Public Consultation

Held on 22/09/2021 at North Newton Village Hall.

Submission of Planning Application

Application was submitted to Sedgemoor District Council on 02/08/2022 and can be found here

Assessment and Determination of Planning Application

Planning permission granted.


Expected in quarter 4, 2024.


Project Overview

Impens Solar Farm will provide 49.9 MW of renewable electricity for distribution to the National Grid via the Bridgwater Substation. This project would generate a significant amount of 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 124 hectares of land, there are no statutory landscape, heritage or ecological designations on site, as part of our site surveys and further assessments.  

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 will be prepared to support the application, ensuring the project provides a biodiversity net gain. 

Access to the site will be using existing access from Newton Road through Impens Farm with construction expected to take 7 months. 

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