Located on land at Lower Farm, Itchington, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3TH
9 HectaresNew Wildflower Meadows
25%Biodiversity Net Gain
Environment Impact Assessment Screening
Public consultation was carried out online during the coronavirus pandemic.
Submission of Planning Application
Assessment and Determination of Planning Application
Larks Green becomes the first National Grid connected solar site to go live.
Larks Green Solar Farm will supply 49.9MW of renewable electricity to the National Grid, providing the equivalent annual electrical needs of approximately 17,000 family homes, while also providing a substantial carbon dioxide savings when compared to generation of electricity by non-renewable sources.
Planning permission also includes battery storage which is designed to reinforce the National Grid by providing instantaneous energy balancing services. This is achieved by storing energy when demand is low or there is an over-supply, which can be distributed when demand increases.
The project comprises of approximately 106 hectares of land and will achieve a 25% biodiversity net gain, through the provision of strengthening 9.9km of hedgerow and over 9 hectares of new wildflower planting.
The development forms a temporary (40 year) use of farmland that is easily reversed at the end of the operational life.
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