JBM Solar Projects
50MW solar and battery storage
East Riding Council
Energy & Waste
Key Project Information
- Planning permission secured for 50MW solar and battery storage scheme on land at Scurf Dyke Farm in East Riding
- The scheme will provide enough low-carbon electricity to power the equivalent of 12,203 homes annual energy needs
- The proposed farm will use involved the temporary change of use of the land
We are delighted to receive planning consent for our first UK subsidy-free solar/battery scheme. This is the culmination of many months of hard work by our development team and marks an important step on the road to developing a large portfolio of JBM projects in the coming months and years. It is also gratifying that our Scurf Dyke solar project will provide a valuable community benefit, with a commitment to the local parish council to help fund much needed sustainable transport infrastructure in the area.
David Cramer – Director of JBM Solar Projects
Pegasus Group secured planning permission for a 50MW solar and battery storage scheme in East Riding. East Riding Council approved the solar farm and associated infrastructure on land at Scurf Dyke Farm, Hutton Cranswick.
Our experienced team worked hard to put together a well-considered proposal. This project brings significant benefits, primarily through the generation of renewable energy, providing enough low-carbon electricity to power the equivalent of 12,203 homes’ annual energy needs. It will make a valuable contribution towards meeting the Government’s long-term net zero targets. The resulting economic investment and ecological and landscape enhancements will also benefit the local area.
It is estimated that there will be up to 80 construction workers on-site during peak times of the construction period, which is expected to be around 6 months, as well as an additional 106 temporary jobs in the wider economy during the 6-month build phase.
The proposed solar farm will involve the temporary change of use of the land but, due to the time restricted nature of the development, the agricultural use will be retained in the long term. The site will also be capable of dual use farming during its operational period, with small livestock able to graze the land between and amongst the panels.