Swallett Energy Park

Swallett Energy Park is a ground mounted solar farm with the option to add co-located battery storage. The project will connect via a buried cable into the local grid at Lyneham substation, located just to the east of the site.

The site comprises of one parcel of land located between the M4 motorway and the railway line between Chippenham and Swindon. The project is west of Dauntsey Lock and northeast of Christian Malford.

We are seeking your views on this proposal ahead of submitting a formal planning application to Wiltshire Council.

The below survey will close on July 14th.

Link to survey

Latest updates

  1. 5 Dec 23

    Confirmation of application

    Exagen have now submitted a full planning application to Wiltshire 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 link, or in writing by letter (Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN) or email  developmentmanagement@wiltshire.gov.uk
    quoting the application reference number PL/2023/10077.

    Any questions regarding the development or suggestions around community initiatives can continue to be directed to the project team:
    swallettenergypark@exagen.co.uk

    Please find the relevant link to the planning application below.

    Link to Planning Application

  2. 16 Jun 23

    Project Non EIA

    Wiltshire 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 Appraisal 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 and Glint and Glare Assessment.

  3. 14 Jun 23

    News update

    Following public consultation the decision has been made to remove the battery element of the project.

    The Swallett Energy Park will now be solar only.

  4. 4 May 23

    Public Exhibition

    Christian Malford Village Hall

    Station Rd, Christian Malford,Chippenham SN15 4BL

  5. 3 May 23

    Public Exhibition

    Wednesday, 3rd May, 4.30-8pm

    Bradenstoke Village Hall
    Bradenstoke, Chippenham SN15 4EL

Benefits

Solar

23MW

The solar farm will have an export capacity of 23MW

UK homes

9,400

The solar farm power the equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 9,400 UK homes.

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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

Your feedback is very important to us. Please feel free to contact us here, quoting the name of the project you are referring to and one of our project team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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