Preliminary assessment design
Discharge of planning conditions
Proposed solar installation at Lodge Farm, Old London Road, Woodham Walter, Maldon.
The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and operating a solar installation that will connect into the local DNO network onsite, and will have an output power capacity of 49.9MWac (Megawatts ac).
This site has been carefully selected, and a wide range of environmental assessments are being undertaken to inform Lightsource bp’s plans. These assessments cover a variety of areas, including but not limited to landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and ornithology, flooding and more.
A key part of developing plans for the solar installation is engaging with local communities, so we held an information event to display our plans and gather feedback. The community information event was held at West Maldon Community Centre on 27th September and residents were invited to drop in at any time between 4pm – 6pm. 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.
Resources and documents
Click the links below to find out more about Lightsource bp solar farms:
Addressing Climate Change
Components of a Solar Farm
Planning Process & Community Engagement
Solar & Agriculture
Solar & Biodiversity
Solar in the UK
Supporting local communities
We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. Alternatively, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.
Our initial plans are outlined below. These plans will be informed by the results of our environmental and planning assessments which are currently underway. If you have any thoughts on our current plans, we would like to hear from you.