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 10,700 East Cambridgeshire homes (based on average domestic consumption per household of 4,540kWh p.a., DBEIS 2022).
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 supporting the climate emergency declared by East Cambridgeshire District Council.
The project would result in a net gain for biodiversity, through new ecological and enhanced planting measures.
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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Up to 10,700
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 have been guided by data gathered during surveys, technical assessments, and by advice provided by independent environmental consultants. Surveys are now complete and 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 2022 to determine whether the Six Oaks Renewable Energy Park would require an Environmental Statement. The response received in May 2022 stated that an Environmental Statement is required.