Firms reveal plans for £55 million solar park on Anglesey

Published date: 28 July 2014 |
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PLANS have been unveiled for a £54 million solar park on Anglesey that would power 12,000 homes.

The Solar Building Company (SBC) and Mere Environmental hope to build a 49MWp development on farmland near Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn.

James Steynor, SBC’s managing director, said the development would be a boost to energy generation on the island.

He added: “The development, being split over four areas, will have very limited visual impact and will be completely silent.

"Solar is perhaps the most accepted renewable and is certainly unobtrusive unlike, for example, wind farms.”

The existing agricultural use of the land with sheep grazing will continue. 

SBC plans to hold a public consultation within the next month, before a planning application is submitted to Anglesey Council.

SBC will distribute leaflets to all properties in the area of the development.

The full proposed plans of the solar park and studies, including the landscape and visual impact assessment, will be provided for the consultation, along with views of the site from all surrounding areas.

Residents will be encouraged to provide their feedback on the plans and to engage with SBC’s engineers and planning consultants.

Mark Hogg, managing director of Mere Group, said: “We are working with SBC on a number of initiatives on Anglesey of which this is our first major development.”

SBC expects the solar farm to be constructed, subject to planning permission, in 2016.  

 

What do you think? Email your views on the application to geraint.jones@nwn.co.uk or write to North Wales Chronicle, 302 High Street, Bangor. Gwynedd. LL57 1UL. 

 

 

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