Projects Currently in Development
Lark Energy has a number of proposed solar farm projects at differing stages in the planning process throughout the UK. The following is a selection of these projects. Further information will be added to the website as it becomes available.
A 25MWp solar farm which could produce enough energy to power 7,000 homes was originally proposed by Lark Energy at Ellough airfield in Suffolk. This would have been the equivalent of powering every home in nearby Beccles and Worlingham for an entire year.
Lark Energy held a public exhibition in Beccles in August 2012 which attracted 130 attendees. The response from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive and a planning application was submitted. This was recommended for approval by officers but was rejected by the planning committee on the casting vote of the Chairman.
A smaller 14MWp project was subsequently submitted by Lark Energy,gained planning approval in April 2013 and has now been built and connected to the grid.
Lark Energy appealed the original application and a Public Inquiry was held in July 2013. The Planning Inspector recommended approval for the original scheme but this was called in by the Secretary of State and the decision was overturned in October 2013. Lark Energy sought a Judicial Review (JR) of this decision and the High Court in June 2014 quashed the Secretary of State's decision.
Planning permission achieved for a 14MWp solar farm.
South Creake, Norfolk
Planning permission achieved for a 28MWp solar farm.
Planning permission achieved for a 13MWp solar farm.
Planning permission achieved for a 20MWp solar farm.
Planning permission achieved for a 10MWp solar farm has been granted.
Planning permission achieved for a 34MWp solar farm has been granted.
Construction under way at solar farm
Marston Solar Farm shortly after construction was completed