Down Barn Farm solar

Key numbers


homes powered per year (equivalent)


tonnes of carbon emissions saved


cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Proposed solar installation at Down Barn Farm

The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and operating a solar installation that will connect into the local electricity network onsite and will have an output power capacity of 49.9MW (Megawatts).

Lightsource bp is working on a proposal for a solar installation at Down Barn Farm, Cholderton Estate, Cholderton, Wiltshire, SP4 0EH.

Through our initial assessments we have selected the site area shown below, and we’re now undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments to help shape our plans. These include landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.

We held an information event on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Cholderton Village Hall, A338, Cholderton, Wiltshire, SP4 0DN, to inform the local community and ask for their feedback. Representatives from Lightsource bp were on hand to answer any questions about the proposal from local residents and interested parties, and we sent out an information leaflet to the local community, as well as a press release to local newspapers.

Our proposal

We are currently preparing a planning application; through this process our plans will evolve based on local input from the community information event and the results of various environmental assessments that we have commissioned. These are our current thoughts:

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to us about Down Barn Farm Solar Farm simply fill out the form below and click “submit”. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days. 03332000755

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