Posted: Fri 25th Oct 2013

Deeside solar park, public consultation process kicks off

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 25th, 2013

A drop-in session held on Wednesday (23rd October) in Connah`s Quay, signalled the start of a public consultation process for the proposed solar park in Deeside which will be the UK`s largest.

Swansea-based Compton Group says it wants to erect about 180,000 solar panels covering an area of 220 acres, the site could produce electricity for 11,000 homes annually on land north of the A538 (Weighbridge Rd) close to Shotwick Lake Sailing Club. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Solar energy is seen as necessary to ensure that the UK achieves it’s renewable energy and carbon emission targets by 2020 when it hopes that at least 4 million homes are being powered by the suns rays. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A Compton Group spokesman said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Both the UK and Welsh governments have committed to significantly reducing CO2 emissions and solar parks are vital in meeting these targets and providing a sustainable source of renewable energy that reduces the reliance on fossil fuels.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The consultation will hope to capture the opinions of those in favour of the development and of course those who may oppose such a large scale project on prime agricultural land. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In line with current government guidelines the observations of the local community are taken into account when reaching a final decision. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Any feedback can be directed to Chris.Cox@pegasuspg.co.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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