Rush Wall Solar Park
Rush Wall Solar Park
BSR Energy is looking to develop Rush Wall Solar Park. This project, if permitted, will generate approximately 75MWp of solar photovoltaic energy to the electricity network.
This solar park will produce enough clean renewable electricity to power 18,755 homes per year*, a saving of 16,611 tonnes CO2e!
As this project is located within a SSSI designation, we have undertaken several detailed ecology surveys to understand the flora and fauna within the site. This information has been used to shape the development into the existing environment.
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 2020.
- Land at Rushwall Lane, Redwick, NP26 3TS
- Solar PV (Ground Mounted)
- Approx. 75MWp design capacity
- Land Size (approx.)
- c. 85Ha (210 acres)
- Western Power Distribution (WPD)
- Land Designation
- Agricultural, Grade 3b/4
- Planning consent duration
- Application is for 35 years
- Planning submission date
- Estimated February 2022
- Planning decision date
- Estimated Winter 2022
RUSH WALL SOLAR PARK
PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION 1st December 2021 – 26th January 2022
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSAL
It is proposed to install a solar (PV) park development on land near the village of Redwick, south east of Newport, Wales on the Caldicot Levels (coordinates 341478, 185552).
The proposed solar (PV) installation will have a design capacity of approximately 75MW is classed as a ‘Development of National Significance’ (DNS) being that it has a design generation capacity of more than 10MW; the applicable threshold whereby proposals generating electricity require permission from Welsh Government Ministers as a Development of National Significance.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSULTATION
This webpage provides a copy of the draft DNS application so that members of the public, statutory consultees and other consultees can comment on the proposal prior to the formal application being finalised and submitted as an Application for a Development of National Significance.
This consultation is the second such consultation on the same proposal to that which took place at the end of 2020.
The reason we undertaking a further consultation is because a dormouse survey was required to be completed prior submission of the application and the timeline for this survey went beyond the 12 month period where the DNS application was required to be submitted.
Welsh Government have now confirmed a further 12 month period to submit the application. However, to comply with procedural legislation, there is now a requirement to undertake a further statutory pre-application consultation exercise under the new 12 month period.
This consultation exercise provides consultees with an opportunity to provide comments on the proposals although it is appreciated these may be the same / largely the same as those that were previously provided.
**The pre-application consultation runs from 1st December 2021 until the 26th January 2022**
The feedback from this consultation exercise will inform a ‘Consultation Report’ which will be prepared after the consultation and which will also form part the DNS application. The Consultation Report will review the consultation responses received and then discuss how these have been taken into consideration as part of the formal application submission.
THE ‘DRAFT’ APPLICATION
In accordance with ‘The Developments of National Significance (Procedure) (Wales) Order 2016’, we have included on this webpage (see below) the following draft DNS application documents for your consideration and comment:
Draft Application Form
Site Location Plan
Copies of plans, drawings and other information that describe the proposal
A copy of the notice issued by the Planning Inspectorate accepting our notification of the intention to submit a DNS Application
- Notice Issued by the Planning Inspectorate (Cymraeg)
- Notice Issued by the Planning Inspectorate (English)
A draft design and access statement
- Site Location Plan
- Planning Layout
- Email from Department for Environment and Rural Affairs
- Design and Access Statement
Other evidence in support of anything in or relating to the application
HOW TO PROVIDE US WITH YOUR COMMENTS
BSR Energy Ltd would like to invite your comments during a 56-day (8-week) consultation period that will commence on the 1st December 2021 and which will last until the 26th January 2022 provides the opportunity to submit comments to our team so that they can be considered as part of the finalised DNS submission.
Comments can be sent to us by one of the following:
Completion of the following Consultation form, or
Email to our planning agent Renplan Ltd. at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Writing by post to BSR Energy, 35 and 35a The Maltings, Lower Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5QE