Grimsby Solar Farm

Aura Power are working on a solar farm proposal on land to the west of Grimsby with a capacity of up to 49.9MW (Megawatts).  The solar farm will be built without subsidy and could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of up to 27,200  homes, saving around 25,100 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. 

With North East Lincolnshire at the heart of the Green Energy Revolution, Grimsby Solar Farm will not only increase the supply of clean power, it will help to reduce national power prices whilst decarbonising the economy. As a local business, our solar farm will also be contributing over £100,000 in business rates to North East Lincolnshire council every year.

We are also offering a Community Benefit Fund of £350 per MW per year (index-linked), for the lifetime of the solar farm. This could amount to £17,500 a year for 35 years or over £600,000 in total used locally for social and environmental projects. £2,000 a year would be set aside for educational sessions with local schools and site visits to the solar farm.

Latest news

We recently submitted a planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council. You can view the full application and share your comments with the council by clicking here.

Planning Application Number: DM/0899/21/FUL

  • 16th February 2021: Public Consultation Webinar

    On the 16th February we held a Pre-Planning Public Consultation Webinar and Q&A session event where we outlined the proposal and answered questions from the local community.

  • Summer 2021: Design Finalised and Planning Application Submitted

    We will consider all community feedback from the Public Consultation before finalising the design, ready for submission.

  • Winter 2021: Planning Decision

    The Planning Decision is expected within 13 weeks of the date of submission.

  • Spring 2022: Construction (If approved)

    Once Planning Permission is granted we will begin construction. Construction is expected to take around 12 – 16 weeks.

Public Consultation Webinar

Listening to the views of the local community is very important to us and we strongly value your feedback. Due to current lockdown measures, we held our public consultation event via a Zoom webinar online on Tuesday 16th February at 6pm. Here, the local community were able to ask any questions live to our project team. The webinar was recorded and now available to view below along with the slides of the presentation.

Our Proposal so far

We have been undertaking a number of environmental and visual surveys to help shape our design. We understand that solar farms represent a change to the landscape and our proposal aims to reduce the impact as far as possible. Our proposal offers a number of ecological and local benefits as well as a continued agricultural use with sheep being able to graze beneath the panels.

Our aim is to locate the solar farm appropriately and as sensitively as possible to the surroundings. This site has been selected for a number of reasons which include but are not limited to:

• Nearby grid connection with sufficient capacity

• The site can be screened largely with existing trees and hedgerows, and where views are possible, new vegetation is proposed to mitigate this

• Good access and the land is relatively flat

• The site is not covered by any landscape designations

• There are good levels of solar irradiation in this part of England

• Two wind turbines and large overhead powerlines already on site

Indicative site layout and location shown to the right – please click the image to enlarge.

To see the location on Google maps click here.

We recently submitted our planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council. You can view the full application and share your comments with the council by clicking here.

Planning Application Number: DM/0899/21/FUL

Projected Views

The below simulations show the projected views before and after the solar farm has been built and the proposed planting has grown to around 4m in height.

Footpath from Aylesby to Healing – southern boundary

Footpath south of site – 200m south of boundary

Footpath from Healing to Aylesby – 200m north of boundary

1km south west of site adjacent to A18

Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions by clicking on the button below.

Contact Us

We are committed to remaining engaged with the local community throughout the development process of Grimsby Solar Farm. If you would like to talk to us directly, please leave a comment in the form below or contact Chloe using the details provided below.

Contact details

chloe.hood@aurapower.co.uk

0117 214 1971

Aura Power Solar UK LTD, Penthouse Office, 30 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4ND

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