East Yorkshire solar farm consultation launched.

Boom Power is launching a non-statutory consultation for East Yorkshire Solar Farm, a proposed new solar farm facility on approximately 1,200 hectares of agricultural land located between the villages of Brind, Wressle, Willitoft, Spaldington and Gribthorpe.

The proposed solar farm would allow for an anticipated export of approximately 400 megawatts of electricity, helping to meet the country’s demand for low carbon energy. The solar farm will connect to National Grid Drax Substation enabling the electricity to go directly into the National Grid transmission network.

The East Yorkshire Solar Farm will increase Boom Power’s portfolio of projects, both legacy and in development, to more than two gigawatts across the UK and Australia.

The non-statutory consultation for the proposed East Yorkshire Solar Farm will run for 28 days between Monday 3 October and Sunday 30 October 2022.

During this non-statutory consultation, we are holding two local drop-in events and two webinars where members of the project team will be in attendance to answer questions.

The event dates are:

  • Wednesday 5th October from 2pm to 8pm at Boothferry Golf Club
  • Tuesday 11th  October from 7pm to 8pm (webinar)
  • Thursday 13th October from 2:30pm to 8pm at Howden Shire Hall
  • Wednesday 19th October from 6pm to 7pm (webinar)

Information about the project including details on the drop-in events, the consultation brochure, the feedback form, and joining instructions for the webinars can be found on our website: East Yorkshire.

Feedback from the non-statutory consultation will be considered and may be used to further refine the proposal.  A statutory consultation will be held in spring 2023, prior to an application for a Development Consent Order in late 2023.

Mark Hogan, Founder and Director of Boom Power comments: “We are committed to working with the local communities around our sites. We want to listen and learn from them as we develop our proposal for East Yorkshire Solar Farm. An Environmental Impact Assessment is underway and we are exploring options for sheep grazing on the land, to ensure continued agricultural use. East Yorkshire Solar Farm has the potential to export approximately 400MW of electricity to the National Grid, which will help meet the UK’s demand for low carbon energy while supporting local farming.”