Following completion of Lark Energy’s first phase of large scale solar projects, totalling 60MWp, the company has recently secured planning permission for a further 100MWp of solar farms.
Projects include two former airfields in Suffolk: Broxted, at the site of the former RAF Stradishall (35MWp) and Ellough (14MWp). Three further consents have also been gained: South Creake in Suffolk (26MWp); Thornham in Norfolk (15MWp); and Burton Pedwardine in Lincolnshire (15MWp).
Having constructed more than 20MWp of projects, Lark Energy will also look to take the lead role in the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) on the majority of the sites together with the provision of ongoing Operations & Maintenance (O&M) services.
Jonathan Selwyn, Managing Director of Lark Energy, commented “As a leading solar developer, we are delighted to demonstrate our commitment to the UK market by securing our latest planning consents for a range of large scale sites. We are optimistic about future opportunities in the solar sector, although clearly we remain concerned about the impact of the current European trade dispute with China”
Jo Wall, Development Director of Lark Energy commented on the planning consents “As a responsible developer we select and develop our sites with the utmost care following extensive engagement with local communities. As a result, we have been able to continue our impressive track record in achieving consent on all sizes of project”
Paul Adams, Director of Lark Energy noted that “these projects mark the latest stage in Lark Energy’s ambition to become a leading EPC and O&M provider. We are developing very successful partnerships with a number of funders who both buy the ready to build projects from us and also engage in Lark Energy’s services as a high quality and fully bankable EPC for large scale solar in the UK.