PS Renewables and Orsted Extend Consultation for 740MW One Earth Solar Farm Amid UK Election Concerns

PS Renewables and have announced an extension to the consultation period for their proposed 740MW One Earth farm, primarily located in Nottinghamshire, UK. The decision to extend by two weeks comes in light of the upcoming national elections, ensuring ample opportunity for public participation in the project.

Originally scheduled from May 29 to July 23, 2024, the consultation now spans eight weeks to accommodate potential scheduling conflicts arising from the electoral period. The developers emphasized the importance of inclusive engagement, following a previous round of consultations last autumn that shaped updated project proposals based on community feedback and ongoing environmental and technical assessments.

Key revisions to the project include mitigating visual impact on nearby villages and residences by incorporating setbacks and natural landscaping around the project perimeter. Matt Hazell, co-owner of PS Renewables, underscored their commitment to community input, stating, “We want to ensure that everyone who has an interest in One Earth has the opportunity to learn about our updated proposals and provide feedback.”

The proposed solar farm, complemented by storage and , aims to integrate into the via the High Marnham substation. The consultation period offers various engagement opportunities, including in-person events and online sessions where stakeholders can interact with the project team, seek clarification, and submit their comments.

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