Cleve Hill Solar Park granted Development Consent


Cleve Hill Solar Park granted Development Consent, 28th May 2020

Cleve Hill Solar Park, in Kent, was granted a Development Consent Order on 28th May 2020.  Arcus was delighted to support the Cleve Hill developers, Wirsol and Hive Energy, through planning and DCO co-ordination, full EIA submission, landscape, ecology and flood risk assessments and continued project management throughout the examination phase.

Co-developer Simon McCarthy, of Wirsol, said,

It has just been announced that Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a Development Consent Order to Cleve Hill Solar Park.

Cleve Hill will be in excess of 350MWp powering more than 91,000 UK homes, saving over 68,000 tonnes of CO2 with no dependency on government subsidy; the Secretary of State has also granted consent for the world’s largest battery installation on the site.

The cornerstone of this application has been the exemplary input we have received from our advisers, consultants and suppliers, without whom this outcome would never have been possible.

This consent indicates government support for large-scale solar and energy storage developments, and will be positively received by the UK’s renewable energy industry.  Arcus is proud to be leading this growth.

For further information, please contact Paul Phillips at 01904 715 470,