New solar park aimed at providing clean energy proposed for Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jan 2018

A brand new solar park is being proposed for the Scunthorpe area.

INRG Solar is proposing the park for a 220 hectare site east of the British Steel works.

The company has said that plans are currently at an early stage but that public consultation events will be held this month.

Ian Gannon Director of INRG Solar said “The park would provide enough electricity to power approximately 36,000 households or the equivalent businesses and would save circa 50,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions per year.

"Our ambition is to deliver the first subsidy free solar project of this scale, producing low cost, renewable, home-grown clean energy to power UK homes.

"We are in the early stages of development and we are looking forward to meeting local residents and business’ so we can outline and discuss our proposals prior to the planning application being lodged later in 2018."

Consultation events will be held at Appleby Village Hall, Scunthorpe on January 16 and the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, on January 17.

A further event will be held at Broughton Village Hall on January 18.

All three events will be held between 2.30pm and 7pm.

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