Aspen Infrastructure is exploring a potential extension to the existing solar energy park at Hill Farm, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire.
The original solar farm was constructed in 2016.
The proposal now under consideration is for an additional 9MW of solar electricity generation set across 37 acres backed up by a battery storage system which will increase the reliability and flexibility of the use of the exported energy.
Solar energy generation at Duns Tew will contribute to the long term national commitment to cease reliance on fossil fuels and develop alternative, sustainable sources of energy.
A number of specific local benefits are also under active consideration. These include opportunities for local people to invest in the solar farm and using a proportion of its returns to fund community projects.
Thanks to all who attended the Duns Tew Energy Park public consultation on the 5th April 2019. The feedback was generally positive with a lot of interest and support for the opportunity to have community ownership of the proposed solar park.
The importance of identifying a suitable construction access route was strongly communicated and is also of paramount importance to us. As highlighted, this is just the beginning of the consultation process with numerous additional consultation events being held over the coming months.
For those who were not able to attend the first consultation, we will be attending Open Farm Sunday at Hill Farm on 9th June 2019 where there will be further opportunity to discuss the proposal, understand more about community ownership and have a guided tour of the existing solar park.
If you would like further information regarding the community ownership proposal, please contact us using the contact form below.
Invitation to Public Consultation
Duns Tew Energy Park
Sunday 9th June 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
Hill Farm, Duns Tew, Bicester, OX25 6JJ
You are invited to a public consultation event to consider draft proposals for a new solar farm and energy storage facility alongside the existing solar array constructed in 2016 on land at Hill Farm, Duns Tew.
Representatives of Aspen Infrastructure will be present to explain the draft proposal and community ownership, answer your questions and take note of your views.
Details about the proposed energy park can be found at: www.aspeninfrastructure.co.uk/duns-tew
Please see below for various documents relating to the Duns Tew Project:
Duns Tew Comments
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