• Project Status

    Planning submitted

  • Address

    Land adjacent to the A361, East of Rode, Somerset Unitary Planning Authority.

The Project

Low Carbon is bringing forward a new renewable energy project along with the infrastructure needed to export the electricity it generates to the local network operator, Southern & Scottish Energy (SSE).

Bluebell Wood Solar Farm, located on land adjacent to the A361, East of Rode, will generate approximately 49.9 megawatts (MW), producing enough clean renewable energy to cover the annual electrical consumption of over 16,000 homes each year.

The solar farm, co-located with battery storage will contribute to supporting our transition to a low carbon energy system while securing the energy needs for Great Britain whilst helping to reach our commitment of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Bluebell Wood Solar Farm is proposed for a period of 40 years, after which the modules would be decommissioned and removed from the land and as many items will be recycled or re-purposed as possible.

We have submitted a full planning application to Somerset Council (application reference number: 2023/2183/FUL). Please find the link here: https://publicaccess.mendip.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=S3WYXFKPIAO00