CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON THE UK’S LARGEST SOLAR FARM AT DIDCOT

Work has commenced on the UK’s largest solar farm at Didcot in Oxfordshire. INRG Solar obtained planning on the 41MW power plant, which will power over 10,000 households. WebbPaton’s George Paton acted as Land Agent for the farming landowner.

This solar farm will be up and running in early 2014 and will be managed as natural pasture land grazed by sheep to encourage a diversity of flora and fauna. INRG were the developer, with Belectric the long term site Tenant.

CAP REFORM POLICY FINALLY ADOPTED BY THE EU

CAP Reform / Single Payment – the EU Council of Ministers finally adopted the legal text of the CAP Reform which is due to start in 2015 on 16th December 2013. For details please contact WebbPaton.

“MORE HOUSES NEEDED” SAY SWINDON AND WILTSHIRE PLANNING INSPECTORS

Both Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council have heard planning inspectors examining their draft Local Plan / Core Strategy state that they need provision for more dwelllings. Last week the Wiltshire Core Strategy planning inspector wrote to Wiltshire implying that Wiltshire needs to find sites for a further 7,000 dwellings. Earlier this month the Swindon Borough Council Local plan inspector suggested they were 6,000 dwellings short.

George Paton, Development Land Partner at WebbPaton is pleased to advise any landowners approached by a developer, or to look at any farmers’ land to see if it is suitable for any form of development

WEBBPATON SOLAR FARM UPDATE

WebbPaton are pleased to announce that as of 17th January 2014 WebbPaton have acted for the farming clients / landowners on 141 megawatts of solar farm land which is either built or under build.

This equates to approximately £141 million pounds worth of investment in solar pv panels in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. WebbPaton are very pleased to have acted as land Agents alongside Thrings Solicitors for the landowners of the UK’s largest solar development in build as of today at Landmead Farm, East Hanney, near Didcot, Oxfordshire.



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