for 950 square metre solar power farm approved at Brean
new solar energy farm is to be built on farmland next to Brean
Down, it has been announced this week.
Sedgemoor District Council has approved a planning application
for a solar photovoltaic array featuring 178 solar panel modules
on land at Brean Down Farm.
The solar farm will cover an area of up to 950 square metres
and will generate an estaimated 48,800 kWh per year. The panels
will be installed on frames and will have a maximum height of
The Lower Axe Drainage Board objected against the plans due to
concern baout potential flooding at the site, which is close to
the River Axe estuary.
The solar array will have an operational life of 25 years, after
which the above-ground elements will be removed and the site restored.