The statutory consultation has begun on Oaklands Farm Solar Park in South Derbyshire.
The consultation period runs from 21st April 2022 to 6th June 2022
The proposals comprise a solar park covering two separate parcels of land located west of the village of Rosliston, and east of Walton on Trent. The generating capacity of the project is expected to deliver in the region of 160 MW to the electricity grid, which is the equivalent amount required to power nearly all homes in South Derbyshire (Source reference: 42,210 properties in S Derbyshire as of July 2019 -Ref: South Derbyshire Housing Stock Condition Report 2019).
All information relating to the proposals (including the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR), feedback forms and summary consultation materials) is available to view online on the project website, via a virtual exhibition, at deposit locations around the site, and at public events being undertaken by the developer.
Documents are also available on USB sticks at the following locations (subject to opening times, please check online before you travel):
– Swadlincote Library and Information Centre (DE11 0AD)
– Barton Under Needwood Community Library (DE13 8AX)
– Burton Library (DE14 1AH)
Copies of documents and information may also be requested directly from BayWa, via the following methods:
– Email – info.oaklands-solarfarm@baywa
– Freepost – FREEPOST TC CONSULTATION (no further address or stamp required)
– Freephone – 0800 699 0081 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding public holidays)
Consultation events will take place at the following locations:
Walton on Trent Village Hall
34 Main St, Walton-on-Trent, Swadlincote, DE12 8LZ
Friday 6th May 2022
1pm to 7pm
Rosliston & Cauldwell Village Hall
Main Street, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JW
Saturday 7th May 2022
12noon to 4pm
Please check the project website for the latest information.