Page loading

loading icon

Stormy West Solar Farm Planning

Date: February/14/2016

Environmental assessments and planning permission

Over the years, Sirius Planning and Sirius Environmental (previously Stratus Environmental) has earned a great reputation for our proactive and effective support when it comes to helping clients to move forward with the renewable energy projects. Often, we combine a variety of our services and specialist knowledge in order to secure the necessary planning permission needed for these developments.

Our latest success story is a 5MW solar farm at Stormy West Landfill Site near Bridgend in South Wales, where we worked alongside our partners at SCB Renewables to identify and conduct a range of assessments in order to achieve planning consent.


Solar farm facts and figures

The solar farm is to be developed over 11 hectares on a former limestone quarry and landfill site – that has already undergone restoration and is currently managed by brownfield property specialists Landcare.

By re-developing the site to accommodate renewable energy production, the area can be put to a truly beneficial use– with the solar farm estimated to bring a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 75,000 tonnes over the project’s duration.

Environmental assessments conducted

Our experts were given responsibility for preparing the planning application. As part of this process, we also needed to carry out the supporting environmental assessments and manage the stakeholder consultations which included community engagement.

The assessments we undertook included:

  • Landscape and visual impact
  • Noise
  • Cultural heritage
  • Ecology

The solar farm will provide a significant opportunity to enhance the ecological biodiversity of the land on which the solar farm is to be located – another great result and our engineers in Sirius Environmental are looking forward to supporting the construction phase of the project  and seeing the project to a successful completion.

Let’s discuss your projects

Whatever stage you’re at, Sirius Group can help!

Send us a quick enquiry or call a local office, offices listed below.

How can we help?