Day: 21 January 2022

New solar farm proposed for Greete near Burford

Bluefield Renewable Developments is to submit plans for a solar farm near the small village of  Greete, which lies between Burford and Caynham. At this stage, it has asked Shropshire Council whether it needs to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Historic England and Shropshire Council’s conservation team have said that an EIA is needed to judge the impact on nearby listed buildings. One solar farm has already been built off Squirrel Lane. An application for another project on the lane is expected to be submitted shortly. We can expect this trend to continue because of the capacity to connect to the grid at the Squirrel Lane substation. It will take some months for the Greete application to be processed to a decision. There will be no opportunity for the public or parish councils to comment until a full planning application is submitted.

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