Lightsource proposed solar farm at Bolsovermoor Quarry

Lightsource Renewable Energy is working towards installing a solar farm on former quarry land at Bolsovermoor Quarry, near Bolsover. As well as generating renewable energy, the proposed solar farm will also be grazed by sheep; enhancing the work that has already been carried out to bring this land back into agricultural use.

The selected portion of land is extremely well-screened by surrounding vegetation and woodland, so there are no views from surrounding houses, roads or footpaths.

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Here is the latest update on this project from the Lightsource planning team

Planning permission granted

Update made on 12 January 2016
In September 2015, Bolsover District Council approved Lightsource's application for planning permission. Thank you to all those who got involved and provided feedback throughout the development of the project.

Project update, July 2015

Update made on 12 January 2016
Thank you to all those who came along to our Community Information Evening and left feedback on the project. In July 2015, Lightsource finalised a proposal and submitted a formal planning application to Bolsover District Council. A Project Update which outlines the submitted proposal is available to view here: DOWNLOAD PROJECT UPDATE July 2015

Community Information Evening

Update made on 02 June 2015
We are holding a Community Information Evening at Bolsover Assembly Hall Community Centre, Hill Top, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6NG from 5.30pm - 8.00pm on Monday 15th June 2015 and would like to invite you to come along to meet us and find out more about the proposed site. An information pack outlining our initial proposal is available to view here: DOWNLOAD INFO PACK June 2015

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