Coldharbour Farm Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Coldharbour Farm Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will generate 49.99MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power 12,501 homes per year*, a saving of 11,072 tonnes CO2e!
The project is situated off the A3124 and is approximately 1.7 miles east of the village of Dolton and 1-mile south-west of Riddlecombe. The approximately 160 acres (64.75Ha) site will be located in several fields which are currently used for livestock farming. In addition to having solar panels on the site, the proposal also includes biodiversity and landscape enhancement measures, such as the gapping up of existing hedgerows to ensure there are minimal visual and environmental impacts.
The solar park will feature the latest technology from the industry, with a primary focus to maximise the yield over the given area.
* Based on an annual average domestic consumption per household (Great Britain) of 3,799 kWh. Source BEIS, Regional and Local authority electricity consumption statics 2018.
! Based on ‘Emissions associated with the generation of electricity at a power station (Electricity generation factors do not include transmission and distribution). Source BEIS, Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2020.
|Location:||Land at Coldharbour Farm, Ashreigney, Torridge, Devon, EX18 7NQ|
|Technology:||Solar PV (Ground Mounted)|
|Size:||49.99MWp design capacity|
|Land Size (approx.):||c. 65Ha (160 acres)|
|DNO:||Western Power Distribution (WPD)|
|Land Designation:||Agricultural, Grade 3b|
|Planning consent duration:||Application is for 35 years|
|Planning submission date:||Estimated January 2021|
|Planning decision date:||Estimated April/May 2021|