An application (Ref. 20/02813/SCR) has been submitted by Lightrock Power to Hambleton Planning department on 11 December 2020 for a solar farm on land between Leeming Bar and Scruton. Detailed information is not yet available but attached below is a brief information sheet supplied by Lightrock Power.

Leeming Solar Proposal

Further information, including a more detailed map, may be found on the website: www.leemingsolarfarm.com

The timeline for the proposed development is understood to be as follows:
November 2020 – Planning, research & reports
January to February 2021 – Consultation, online exhibition and feedback
Late Summer 2021 – Construction subject to planning consent
Late Autumn 2021 – Energy harvesting begins

It should be stressed that this is preliminary information; it is understood that an online exhibition and further public information should be available to the public from 11 January 2021.

When available, further details will be circulated on Network Scruton and in Scruton News.