Lark Energy is currently in the early stages of developing a number of solar farms and is in discussion with planners at number of locations in the midlands and eastern England.
Our Proposed Sites
Stradishall Airfield Solar Farm, Hundon, Suffolk
The proposed solar farm would occupy around 150 acres of grassland. Only about 30 per cent of each acre would be covered with the solar array; allowing the flora and fauna to flourish. The solar farm forms a key economic part of landowner, Navigator Land’s integrated strategy for the whole 512-acre site.
The overall strategy draws together some of the best features of contemporary rural life including; arable and livestock farming, renewable energy, community access, conservation and environmental features.
The solar farm will produce enough electricity to power 7,000 homes – the equivalent of nearly 70 per cent of all homes in a town the size of Haverhill in Suffolk.
Lark Energy received planning permission for the site in December.
A solar farm which could produce enough energy to power 7,000 homes is being proposed by Lark Energy at Ellough airfield in Suffolk.
The solar farm would occupy 150 acres, producing around 25MW of clean and renewable electricity on an annual basis. This is the equivalent of powering every home in 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 and gained planning approval in April 2013. The original application has however been called in by the Secretary of State for determination at a public inquiry in June 2013.