Solar-farm application in to council
A solar farm is being targeted for some 240 acres of farmland at Layer de la Haye.
The company Low Carbon has applied to Colchester Borough Council for permission to develop the site, behind Waterworks Close and either side of Birch Road on the edge of the village.
It would appear to have substantial experience in developing renewable-energy schemes, its website saying: “Low Carbon is a British-owned investment and asset management company. It has successfully developed over 322 megawatts (MW) of UK Solar projects and currently manages in excess of 1 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy assets across more than 100 sites in the UK.”
If permission is granted, the solar farm will have a capacity of up to 49.9 megawatts of electricity, which will be distributed via the Abberton substation east of Layer De La Haye.
Public consultation on the project closed at the end of October. To view the application, click here
The number for the application is 202695.