30MW solar farm in Worcestershire gets the go ahead: Wychavon District Council has given planning permission for a 30MW solar farm to be set up at Bishampton, close to Pershore, in Worcestershire.

On the authority of the developer Aura Power, the Bishampton solar farm will make enough renewable electricity to power about 7,800 households & save a calculated 9,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

The project promotes the council’s goal to lower carbon emissions throughout the district by 50% by 2030 and triple the capacity of renewable electricity created from 2016 levels by 2030.

Aura Power will be creating a Community Benefit Fund of £350 per MW, each year, for the existence of the solar farm, which may measure to over £367,000 in total throughout 35 years.

Chris Featonby, UK Development Manager, Aura Power stated: “Bishampton solar farm will really help Wychavon in its commendable efforts to become Intelligently Green. It will deliver other long-lasting benefits, boosting biodiversity and ecology and ensuring the long-term viability and ongoing agricultural business of the landowner.”

Construction is forecast to begin in Spring 2022 and take about 3 months.

 

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