Located on land adjacent to at south of Marley Lane, Hoath, Canterbury, CT3 4JY.
Environment Impact Assessment Screening
Undertaken in August 2021.
Submission of Planning Application
An application will be submitted to Canterbury City Council in 2023.
Assessment and Determination of Planning Application
Expected to conclude by the end of 2023.
Expected to commence in 2024.
Marley Lane Solar Farm will provide renewable electricity for distribution to the National Grid via the substation at Canterbury. 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.
Comprising approximately 101 hectares of land, there are no statutory landscape, heritage or ecological designations on site, as part of our site surveys and further assessments we will be considering these matters carefully in developing our proposals for consultation.
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.
The development forms a temporary (40 year) use of land 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 Marley Lane with construction expected to take 7 months.
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