What's in it for the local community?
The project would donate £500 per MW per year to the local community in the form of a Community Benefit Fund, which could be used for projects or causes in the local area. The fund would be shaped by local people and would be discussed in more detail should planning permission be received.
Jobs could be created at the solar farm site, both during the construction process and once it is up and running. Also, various long-term contracts (such as fencing, hedge cutting and general site maintenance) would be available for tender and we will encourage local companies to apply for these.