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Lightsource bp is working on a proposal for a solar installation at Hulam Farm, Castle Eden, Durham, TS27 4SA. The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and operating a solar installation that will connect into the local electricity network, with an output power capacity of 49.9MW (Megawatts).

Through our initial assessments we have selected the site area shown below, and we’re now undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments to help shape our plans. These include landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.

  • 13,397
    homes powered per year (equivalent)
  • 16,865
    tonnes of carbon emissions saved
  • 3,588
    cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

We held an information event on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at Hesleden Working Mens Club, Front St,  Hesleden, Hartlepool, TS27 4PH, to inform the local community and ask for their feedback. Representatives from Lightsource BP were on hand to answer any questions about the proposal from local residents and interested parties, and we sent out an information leaflet to the local community, as well as a press release to local newspapers.

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Our Proposal

We are currently preparing a planning application; through this process our plans will evolve based on local input from the community information event and the results of various environmental assessments that we have commissioned. These are our current thoughts:

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If you’d like to talk to us about Hulam Farm simply fill out the form below and click “submit”. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days.