French energy giant EDF’s renewables arm is planning to build a giant solar farm over about half of a 65ha site north west of Ipswich. A separate company – Enso Energy – is also planning to build a 49.9MW solar farm and battery storage facility on land south of Church Farm, Somersham, Ipswich, which it says could power up to 13,000 homes. Neither company’s formal plans have yet been submitted to the local authority.
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EDF Renewables is looking to develop a 49.9MW solar farm at Tye Lane near Bramford. The farm – if granted planning permission – would provide a community fund of up to £10,000 annually for its 35-year lifetime. It would also underpin plans to install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure nearby, EDF said, which would benefit local EV users through the provision of “affordable, rapid charging”. Ecological and other feasibility surveys have been carried out by EDF, which is now consulting with local people about the site. The public consultation is set to close on 27 November, with a planning application to be submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council before the end of 2020.
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