New solar park in Upminster could power 5,000 homes
- Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images
A new solar park with the capacity to power almost 5,000 homes for a year could be created in Upminster.
Plans have been submitted for panels to be installed on land adjacent to Clay Tye Farm which could produce 15.93 Megawatt peak (MWp) of renewable energy.
Developers Green Switch Developments are behind the application, and if successful, the park would create enough energy to power 4,779 “average-sized” homes for a year, reducing 7,695 tonnes of carbon.
The application specifies there will be “minimal noise, waste and pollution” from the 2.4 metre panels, while all existing trees and hedgerows will remain untouched.
In addition, a viewing area has been proposed with seating area and information boards for passers-by.
You may also want to watch:
A public consultation garnered little attention, and a decision will be made by December 8.
- 1 Letters: Breaking bad news, boundary changes, lockdown and parking
- 2 Debenhams, Liberty Centre, to permanently close
- 3 Watch police fine seven in Romford for watching TV together
- 4 Romford cancer patient describes impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
- 5 De Rougemont Hotel plans to revert to being homes
- 6 British Gas engineers burn contracts at Havering Town Hall in defiance of 'sign or be fired'
- 7 Mick Norcross, The Only Way Is Essex star, has died aged 57
- 8 Sadly, this isn't a funny column
- 9 Covid deaths increase at Queen's and King George hospitals this week
- 10 Council report reveals concern that borough's Covid vaccination drive may be held back