North Dairy Farm
North Dairy Farm
BSR Energy is looking to develop North Dairy Solar Park. This permitted project will generate approximately 49.99MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This is equivalent to the annual electrical needs of approx. 13,000 family homes. The anticipated CO2 displacement is around 13,000 tonnes per annum. This is equivalent to removing 5,841 conventional cars from the road each year.
We are undertaking extensive preliminary assessments including ecology, flood risk and land and visual assessments to minimise the environmental impact of the solar park layout on the site and surrounding area as far as possible.
The solar park will feature the latest technology from the industry, with a primary focus to maximise the yield over the given area.
* Based on an annual average domestic consumption per household (Great Britain) of 3,799 kWh. Source BEIS, Regional and Local authority electricity consumption statics 2018.
! Based on ‘Emissions associated with the generation of electricity at a power station (Electricity generation factors do not include transmission and distribution). Source BEIS, Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2019.
The Proposed Development includes the creation of a new habitat on Site i.e. wildflower rich grassland and native hedgerow planting, and the creation of meadow grassland beneath and between the solar panels. The LEMP also allows for the enhancement of retained features such as hedgerows, grassland margins and the pond through positive management. These measures will deliver a 54.39% net gain in Habitat Units and a 13.08% net gain in Hedgerow Units.”
- North Dairy Farm, Pulham, Dorchester, DT2 7EA
- Solar PV (Ground Mounted)
- 49.99MWp design capacity
- Land size (approx.)
- c. 76Ha (188 acres)
- Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
- Land designation
- Agricultural, Grade 3b/4
- Contract term
- Application is for 35 years
- Planning submission date
- Planning decision