Work to build the Council’s 4MW solar farm at Wheat Leasows has now been completed. The construction was completed at the end of 2014 and the solar farm is now fully functional and generating electricity.
The solar farm is made up of more than 15,000 panels on a 11.7 hectares site and will generate enough electricity to power more than 800 homes.
Izen Energy systems were the appointed contractor for the development. They are a Belgium company who have a base in Staffordshire and have extensive experience of renewable energy projects.
It has taken less than 18 months between the initial plans being proposed and the construction being completed and the whole project has been completed on time and within budget.
The project forms part of the Council’s strategy to:
- become more environmentally and financially sustainable
- reduce our carbon footprint
- offset cuts in central government funding
- protect frontline services
The following plans show different aspects of the solar farm site:
- Solar farm site plan.
- Design layout plan - the plan shows the layout of the solar farm and location of key equipment and facilities including; solar panels, transformer housings, boundary fencing and site access.
- Public footpath diversion - a public footpath which previously went across the site has been diverted. The plan shows the location of the diverted public footpath.
- Landscape proposals - this plan shows what planting has been agreed for the site, to help screen the development and protect wildlife habitats.
- Current performance levels
- Solar farms information sheet
- Cabinet report - 19 September 2013.
- Cabinet report and appendix - 18 September 2014.
- Planning approval decision notice.
- Solar farm news - view the proposals and development news.
- Solar farm construction gallery.
If you have any questions or want to give your feedback or views then please contact the team using the details below.
Co-operative & Commercial Projects
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone: 01952 380136