Atem Solar Ltd.
Flintshire County Council
Energy and Waste
Key Project Information
- The project was set to support 500 jobs during the construction phase and 27 permanent roles.
- With the S106 agreements in place, client Atem Solar Ltd. began construction of the facility, pumping £1.25m into local skills and training skills that targeted young people in the local community.
We provided planning and environment services as well as Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) in the full planning application for the installation of a 45MW solar park in Deeside.
The 45MW solar park is on a 100ha site is located north of the A548, Weighbridge Road, opposite Deeside Industrial Estate.
The full planning application comprised the installation and operation of photovoltaic (PV) panels, generating up to 45,000 MWh of power annually, equal to the annual energy consumption of around 11,000 homes while reducing carbon monoxide emissions.
Following initial resistance, and through close liaison with the council, we secured officer support for the scheme.
The Welsh Government considered calling in the application but the First Minister decided against it.