Bluefield wins permit for 45-MW solar park in England - report
UK solar park. Author: Robert Pittman. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
UK solar and energy storage developer Bluefield Renewable Developments has secured planning approval for a 45-MW solar project in the West Midlands region of England, the Shropshire Star reports.
The permit for the Brick House Harm project was awarded last week by the Shropshire Council’s planning committee. According to the report, the approval was granted after the developer redesigned the project in order to meet concerns related to the loss of quality agricultural land.
The Brick House Harm photovoltaic (PV) park will be installed southwest of the hamlet of Greete, near the town of Ludlow. While the initial proposal was for a plant with a capacity of 49.9 MW, Bluefield has removed panels from four parcels designated as “best and most versatile” (BMV) agricultural land.
In its initial design, the solar park was planned to cover 54 ha (133 acres) of land and generate electricity for around 15,000 homes. The amendment has removed some 15.4 ha of BMV land areas.
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