The project would be located on privately owned arable land approximately 1km south east of the edge of Bottisham.
The project could generate up to 49.9MW of solar photovoltaic electricity.
The project could host up to 50MW of BESS (Battery Energy Storage System).
It is currently estimated that the solar farm will generate the equivalent electricity needs of approximately 11,400 Cambridgeshire homes (based on average domestic consumption per household of 4276kWh p.a., DBEIS 2020).
From the displacement of electricity generated from fossil fuel powered generation, the proposed development would offset the emissions of a significant quantity of pollutants. This reduction in emissions would contribute to the national legislation of net zero emissions by 2050, as well as the climate emergency declared by East Cambridgeshire District Council's area, thereby supporting the Council's declared climate emergency.
The project would result in a net gain for biodiversity, through new ecological and enhanced planting measures, including beehives.
Once the renewable energy park is operating, funding will be made available to the local community to help fund community initiatives.
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Infrastructure, Surveys and EIA
A range of infrastructure will be required as part of the new renewable energy park, which will include ground-mounted solar panels, inverters, a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), transformer units, switch gear and substation, and temporary construction compounds.
Our proposals and designs for the site will be guided by data gathered during surveys, technical assessments, and by advice provided by independent environmental consultants. Surveys began in 2020 and are ongoing. The technical assessment reports will be provided within the reporting that will accompany our planning application.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
A Screening Request was submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council in January, to determine whether the proposed Six Oaks Renewable Energy Park requires an Environmental Impact Assessment. We are currently awaiting the determination of the Screening Request.