Plans for solar farm near Hessay approved by City of York Council
City of York Council approved plans for Hessay solar farm on land to the south of Low Moor Lane south east of Hessay village and north of Rufforth village.
City of York Council has approved plans submitted by Solar2, a UK independently owned specialist renewable energy developer, for a solar farm on land to the south of Low Moor Lane south east of Hessay village and north of Rufforth village.The solar farm will have a capacity of up to 49.9MW, with the potential to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 13,000* average homes. Generating this energy from a solar farm, rather than from fossil fuels, will offset approximately 22,000 tonnes** of CO2 per year.
Richard Morgan, Head of Solar at Solar2, said “We’re thrilled that the Council has approved plans for the solar farm and we’d like to thank the local community and stakeholders for taking the time to engage with us throughout the design and planning process to aid in the design of plans that respond to concerns and minimise potential impacts.”
“Now planning permission has been secured, we are looking forward to working with our development partners, the relevant local parish councils and the local community to discuss the Community Benefit Fund.”
Visit the Hessay Solar Farm website for further information.