Plans for Lincoln solar park
Plans for a new solar park on a farm near Lincoln will be unveiled later this month.
A renewables specialist is encouraging villagers in Branston to turn out in force when it showcases its proposals.
Gloucestershire-based Inazin Power wants to install enough panels to provide power for up to 8,000 homes in a farmer's field at Branston.
The latest Lincolnshire solar park would be sited on land between Mere Road and Sleaford Road on the outskirts of the village.
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And the company, which has its headquarters in Cirencester, already has nine established solar park projects – mainly in the south west of the country.
It has large renewables sites in Cornwall, but also Dorset and on the Isle of Wight.
Inazin is holding a public exhibition to unveil its plans for the village south of Lincoln. It is taking place at All Saints' Church Hall, in Church Road at Branston, between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday, August 28.
"We are inviting as many local people as possible to come along to view and comment on our proposed solar PV park," said Inazin Power development manager Stuart Homewood.
"The project is still at an early stage, but local views and feedback would really be appreciated now.
"Representatives of the company will be on hand to explain the proposals and answer queries.
"The proposed site covers 160 acres (67hectares) on land to the south of Branston.
"It would have a capacity of between 35-40MW, which is sufficient to provide the electricity needs of 6,000 to 8,000 average UK households.
"It would also save over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 per year that would otherwise be generated by the use of fossil fuels."
"There would also be a series of small buildings, centrally located within the site, which would house electrical equipment, such as inverters and transformers, and a new sub-station which would enable the power from the site to be fed into the National Grid."
Branston and Mere Parish Council clerk Sarah Stead confirmed that the proposed solar park would be discussed at the next meeting in September.
"The parish council is aware of the proposal and it will be on the agenda for councillors to discuss on Tuesday, September 2," said Mrs Stead.
"But no planning application has been submitted yet and we are putting up posters to advertise the public exhibition.
"I have had a Branston resident on the phone asking for details, but we won't know the full facts until the developers send their application to North Kesteven District Council."
For more information visit www.inazin.com/solar/, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01285 380050.