The information below was provided to Scruton News by Lightrock/Bluefield.
Lightrock and Bluefield – offer their thanks for the extensive feedback and helpful discussion with the community over recent months, which has helped to shape the project that is now being fine-tuned for submission in May. The full set of Q&As are on the Community Updates section of the website at www.scrutonsolarfarm.com.
We also thank everyone for your patience while we’ve progressed the technical design to present you a much fuller picture of the proposals.
Reduction in size – Early consultation highlighted a key area of concern as the size of the scheme and its proximity to the village. Through the design process, we’ve been able to remove two entire fields, reducing the size by some 35 acres.
Photomontages and technical info – As requested, we have commissioned some photo renders of the project which we will be sharing, along with the other technical documents requested by the community, in the next couple of weeks. These documents will all be posted in the Community Updates section of the website (see URL above)
Ecology – Many residents have expressed a keen interest in the project’s ecological benefits and we’re pleased to report that the RSPB has joined as a project partner to advise on enhancing the ecological opportunity, leading here to a Biodiversity Net Gain of over 100%.
Community Meeting – As the designs have now been finalised prior to submission, we’d like to invite you to attend a community update meeting, the details of which we will coordinate sending out through Network Scruton.