Canon Barns Road Solar Farm
9/11/20 – 4/12/20 – the consultation has now ended
What is Canon Barns Road Solar Farm?
Bluestone Energy Ltd is proposing a renewable energy scheme on land at Canon Barns Road, East Hanningfield, approximately 8.9km south east of Chelmsford City Centre.
Electricity generated by the solar farm will be transported by a private wire connection directly to Essex & Suffolk Water’s Hanningfield Water Treatment Works which is located circa 0.7km to the west of the proposed solar farm. This will support Essex & Suffolk Water’s ambition to be net zero carbon emissions by 2027.
Our planning application proposes a comprehensive package including landscaping works alongside ecological and biodiversity benefits. Alongside this, the site would also be used for seasonal grazing if approved.
The site is being designed to have a 30-year lifespan. Following construction there will be limited activity on the site amounting to servicing of the equipment and management of biodiversity.
The panels will be laid out in arrays set at an angle of c. 20 degrees, with the top edges of the panels being up to 2.75 metres above ground.
Supplying the water treatment works with clean, green and renewable energy has a significant environmental benefit. In order to deliver these benefits, land nearby the treatment works is needed, creating special circumstances for development on the green belt.
Community consultation is an opportunity for you to have your say and make suggestions to incorporate changes to the scheme. This consultation follows initial engagement with Chelmsford City Council.
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