Old Wood Energy Park

We would like to introduce our project, Old Wood Energy Park.

It comprises of a ground mounted solar photovoltaics (PV) array with co-located battery storage connected into an existing overhead line that delivers electricity to the area.

The solar farm comprises of two parcels of land to the west of the village of Wysall, Nottinghamshire. The first is located on land west of Lodge Farm, south of Old Wood and the second slightly further south around Rough Plantation and north of Wysall Road.

The battery energy storage system (BESS) and point of connection infrastructure is located in the southern land parcel, one field up from the road to benefit from existing screening, with the connection into the pylon in the southern most field.

Our planning application for the Old Wood Energy Park has been submitted to and validated by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Any representations or comments on the application from interested parties should be submitted directly to the council using the online form under the ‘Comments’ section on the application or in writing (letter or email) to Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG or planningandgrowth@rushcliffe.gov.uk, quoting the application reference number 24/00161/FUL.

Link to application

 

Latest updates

  1. 18 Mar 24

    Issued Project Update Leaflet

    Following our planning application submission we have issued a project update leaflet on changes to the project, highlighting our mitigation plan for the Midshires Way.

    This also includes new viewpoint photomontages from the rights of way through the site and local roads. These have been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.

    Please find a downloadable version of the leaflet in our webinar and consultation material section below.

  2. 22 Feb 24

    Planning Application Submitted

    Our planning application for the Old Wood Energy Park has been submitted to and validated by Rushcliffe Borough Council. Any representations or comments on the application from interested parties should be submitted directly to the council using the online form under the ‘Comments’ section on the application or in writing (letter or email) to Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG or planningandgrowth@rushcliffe.gov.uk, quoting the application reference number 24/00161/FUL.

    Link to application

  3. 20 Jun 23

    Project Non EIA

    Rushcliffe Borough Council provided their EIA Screening Opinion following our request which confirms that the development is not considered EIA development and the planning application does not require an Environmental Statement be submitted as part of the planning application. This confirms that the development is not likely to have significant effects on the environment.

    That said a robust assessment of potential environmental effects arising from the Development, and any required mitigation, will be undertaken and the following technical reports will be submitted as part of the planning application: Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment with Landscape Mitigation Plan, Heritage Statement (including geophysical survey), Ecological Impact Assessment, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Transport Statement/ Construction Traffic Management Plan, Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy, Noise Assessment, Glint and Glare Assessment and Outline Battery Safety Management Plan.

  4. 8 Jun 23

    Public exhibition drop-in sessions

    Costock Village Hall

    Main Steet, Costock
    LE12 6XD

  5. 7 Jun 23

    Public exhibition drop-in sessions

    Wednesday, 7th June at 4-8pm

    Wysall and Thorpe Village Hall

    Main Street, Wysall
    NG12 5QS

Benefits

Solar

49.9MW

The solar farm will have an export capacity of 49.9MW, the equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 17,500 UK homes.

Battery

85MW

The battery storage facility will have a capacity of 85MW and will provide 2-hour duration of electricity export per discharge.

Hexagon shape

Meet the team

  • Mark Rowcroft Managing Director of Construction & Engineering

  • Hugo Charteris Project Manager

  • Andrew Mott Head of Planning and Environment

  • Sam Warne Community Engagement Officer

Contact

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