Lancaster City Council Solar Farm Plans
HPA are overseeing Lancaster City Council’s proposal for a Solar Farm at Burrow Beck. As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to reduce emissions, the proposal would deliver a plant consisting of approximately 10,500 solar panels. This would enable the council to generate around 4GWh (giga-watt hours) of renewable energy annually which is the equivalent to the electrical usage of around 1,300 homes. This would offset around 80% of Lancaster City Council’s electricity consumption, saving in the region of 800 tCO2e (tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent) per annum.
Currently, with the help of HPA, the council have begun the process of public consultation which hopes to gain views from residents and neighbours. Should it go ahead, the scheme is subject to planning permission being granted as well as securing approval from the Cabinet. Should this all be approved, the council would aim to start implementing the project in approximately 12 months, aiming to complete before the end of summer 2024.
Burrow Beck is a site located to the south of Lancaster, covering an area of approximately 6.6 hectares. Currently used for agriculture, with further agricultural land to the east and the A6 to the west, the site is a prime location for a scheme such as this.
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