Renewable Connections is proposing a renewable energy scheme on land at Bubney Farm, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, SY13 4QH. It is envisaged that Bubney Solar Farm will have a generating capacity of up to 30 megawatts. To fully utilise the network connection capacity, the farm may include battery storage as a second phase of development which will store energy for times of peak demand. A grid connection route is proposed to the north east to connect the proposed solar PV development to the existing Whitchurch substation located on the A41. This includes a simple cable route through the fields along the track and onto the A41. The scheme will support government legislation to become a net zero contributor to greenhouse gases by 2050.
The planning application has now been formally submitted to, and validated by, Shropshire Council, under reference 21/01661/FUL. The full suite of application submission documents are publicly accessible on the council’s website here. The planning application documents are also uploaded to this website for ease of reference. If you would like to submit representations to the formal submission please do so directly to the council.
Due to the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, we are unable to hold a face to face public consultation event. The COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of all decisions that we make, however, we still want to share with you our plans for Bubney Solar Farm. This website has been set-up to do just that, so please feel free to browse the website and use the ‘contact us’ page if you have any questions or wish to make a representation/suggestion.
For the Bubney
Public Consultation leaflet
Where is the Site?
The site is located on land within Bubney Farm, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, SY13 4QH. The site is situated within Shropshire Council.
About Renewable Connections Development Limited
Renewable Connections has been established by Armstrong Capital Management, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies to help drive the decarbonisation of the UK economy by developing renewable energy projects. Our team has a successful track record of delivering well designed renewable energy schemes across the UK.
The site has been carefully selected as part of a detailed feasibility process. Consideration has been given to, amongst other things; grid capacity, solar irradiation, environmental designations, cultural heritage, ecology/bi-diversity, flood risk and existing land use and quality. Technical studies and reports are still being conducted to inform the final design.
The main site is located within gently undulating arable farmland. The Historical Park and Garden to the west of the site has a similar topography and as such it is anticipated that the existing woodland belt provides adequate visual screening.
There are various Public Rights of Way (PRoW) traversing the site which will be retained and remain unaffected by the development. These constraints have been taken into consideration and appropriate offset will be provided into the layout design for this development site.