Totmonslow Solar Farm
We’re very pleased to say that the LBLA has assisted the planning team to secure planning consent for a 19.8MWp solar farm near Upper Tean in Staffordshire, on behalf of RE Projects Development. The site is located on lower grade pasture land and will generate enough renewable energy to supply over 5,200 homes and businesses in the area.
We provided specialist landscape design advice and worked with project ecologists to create a scheme that will benefit wildlife, enable continued grazing of livestock as well as generating energy. A long term management plan has been agreed which will ensure the proposed meadows, trees and hedges will be maintained for the duration of the project. An offsite mitigation area has also been included to allow space for birds to nest and to forage in the newly created habitats.
The scheme was approved by Staffordshire Moorlands planning committee and, following discharge of planning conditions, will commence to construction.
CGI images courtesy of Third Revolution Projects.