Plans submitted for South Yorkshire solar farm

Plans for a 5MW solar farm in South Yorkshire have been submitted for approval this week. If Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council gives it the go-ahead, Banks Renewables will install the […]

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Plans for a 5MW solar farm in South Yorkshire have been submitted for approval this week.

If Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council gives it the go-ahead, Banks Renewables will install the project at its Penny Hill wind farm site.

The company claims feedback from local people and wildlife groups have been positive.

Lewis Stokes, Development Relations Co-ordinator at Banks Renewables, said: “We know the benefits delivered as part of the Penny Hill wind farm have had a huge impact on projects locally and the solar farm brings an opportunity to do further work in the community.”

If the project goes ahead, the existing community benefits fund linked to the Penny Hill wind farm, which is currently worth around £20,400 every year, would be increased by a further £5,000 annually.