Lightsource proposed solar farm at Middle Balbeggie

Lightsource Renewable Energy is working towards installing a solar farm at Middle Balbeggie near Thornton in Fife. Lightsource is a British company who already owns and operates a variety of solar farms and rooftop installations across the UK, working with local communities, businesses and landowners to generate green energy locally and sustainably.

The proposed field has been chosen for the project because it is well-screened by surrounding hedgerows and trees, so there are very few views from the surrounding area. The wide field margins and boundary hedgerows will be managed to create and enhance habitats for local birds and wildlife.

Generating energy locally means the UK can reduce its reliance on foreign fossil fuel supplies, but it also opens opportunities for championing the local businesses and skills around each site. If you would like to see how you can get involved in the project, please get in touch with our team using the ‘Feedback’ link to the top right of this page.

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

Planning permission granted

Update made on 01 March 2016
In December 2015, Fife Council approved our planning application for the project. Thank you to all those who contacted us, came to our Information Evening, got involved and left their feedback throughout the planning and development process. We are now looking forward to continuing to work with the community to generate clean, solar energy for the area.

Project Update, October 2015

Update made on 01 March 2016
Based on a largely positive response from the local community, Lightsource progressed the proposal for Middle Balbeggie Farm as presented at the Community Information Evening and a formal planning application was submitted to Fife Council. A Project Update leaflet outlining the submitted proposal is available to view here: DOWNLOAD PROJECT UPDATE OCT 2015

Community Information Evening

Update made on 05 August 2015
We are holding a Community Information Evening at Coaltown Of Wemyss Community Centre, Main Street, Coaltown Of Wemyss, KY1 4NP from 5pm - 8pm on Tuesday 18th August 2015 and would like to invite you to come along to meet us and find out more about the proposal. A full information pack outlining our initial design ideas is available to view here: DOWNLOAD INFO PACK AUG 2015

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