Sparrow Lodge Solar PV Scheme

The proposed Development comprises a ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array that will provide around 20 MW of power. 

Sparrow Lodge Solar PV Scheme Site Plan

Above: Site Location Plan

Introduction

ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited (“SPR”), acquired EEB33 Ltd (Sparrow Lodge Solar PV) from Elgin Energy in January 2022 and is developing a ground mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) array, and associated infrastructure, with a generating capacity of around 20MW, located around 6km to the west of Milton Keynes in England. The Site is within the administrative boundary of South Northamptonshire Council.

Development Description

The consented development would compromise of ground mounted solar arrays which have a generating capacity of approximately 20 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. This is equivalent to the average annual UK electricity consumption for 6,000 households. The solar array area will cover approximately 40 hectares of land. The development has been designed to allow livestock grazing to continue around and underneath the solar panels, maintaining agricultural use.

View the Site Layout Plan

Project History

The Planning Application for the solar site was submitted by RPS on behalf of Elgin Energy in November 2019 and was consented in March 2021 for a 40-year operational period. Since then, SPR have been progressing all post-consent and pre commencement activities.

Community Consultation

Early consultation is key to the way SPR develops projects and ensure that local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback throughout the various stages.

As we progress through the post-consent stage, SPR is keen that you can continue to find out more about the project and how it is progressing. You can contact the project team on the project mailbox address noted in the "Contact" section below.

Contact

The Project Team can be contacted directly by email.

Project Documents

Please click on the following link to the West Northamptonshire Council, South Northamptonshire Area website to view the Sparrow Lodge Solar PV Scheme planning documents (reference S/2019/2270/MAF):

 

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