Acting for farmers on renewable energy projects

Solar PV Farms

We have acted for farmers on over 520 megawatts of solar PV which is now installed on 54 different farms throughout the UK, including the two largest solar parks in the UK at Sandridge Solar Farm and Landmead Solar Farm, both 49.5 megawatts.  

George Paton is recognised as a national specialist advising farmers on solar PV on their farms.  He has negotiated the Heads of Terms, liaised with lawyers on the legals,  valued clear up bonds, negotiated cable routes as well as reinstatement of the land following construction.

Over the years we have been involved with solar leases with Belectric, INRG, Conergy, AEE Renewables, Green Hedge Renewables, Wessex Solar, Wirsol , Hive, Hazel Capital, British Solar Renewables, Voax,  Renewable Power, Greencells, to name a few companies.


Love them or hate them wind farms produce a significant income for farmers who are lucky enough to obtain planning permission for turbines.  

WebbPaton have negotiated Heads of Terms for landowners on various Wind Farm Options and Leases.

Gas Powered
Generation Sites

Local gas powered electricity generating sites are the latest electric diversification for farmers.  Farmers need a gas pipeline and an electricity substation close to hand.

Opportunities to rent out farmland for these projects are available.  

Please ring George Paton for more information.

Battery &
energy storage sites

You must have land close to an electricity substation to be of interest to energy storage developers.  

Recent technology improvements have seen battery, compressed air and fly wheels used to store renewable energy for grid balancing.   

Farm Biogas

WebbPaton have advised farmers looking at anaerobic digestors on the farm.  

We can arrange planning and farm finance for your renewables projects.  We have helped our landowning clients negotiate Heads of Terms when they have been approached by developers to rent their land out for 6 to 9 megawatts on the land. 

Fracking gas / Shale Gas
on Your Farm

Fracking and Shale Gas

The Government were very keen on this technology, the question is will it take off despite the anti lobby?

We are available to offer advice to farmers on the Heads of Terms for Fracking Gas Options and Lease Agreements.  

Please contact George Paton.


In the science labs there are now exciting second generation renewables which will be significantly less land hungry.  We are ready to assist all of our farming customers with their renewable projects.

WebbPaton have experience of setting up Options and Joint Ventures with energy farm developers and investors, and are able to assist in finding funding.

Solar PV Farms / Solar Fields & Solar Roof

Solar Farms are a fantastic diversification opportunity for farmers. Over the past eleven years WebbPaton have advised our farming clients on harvesting electricity from the sun. If you need advice on choosing a solar developer, on solar rents and the Heads of Terms of any solar agreements please ring George Paton.

We currently have 2,780 acres of land with planning permission for solar farms in Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Devon, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire, with 520 megawatts built on land where WebbPaton acted for the landowners as Land Agents.

South Marston Solar Farm
South Marston Solar Farm
Poulshot Solar Farm

Over the years we have been involved with solar leases with Belectric, Immersa, Bluefields, BP Lightsource, Foresight, Next Capital, INRG, Conergy, AEE Renewables, Green Hedge Renewables, Wessex Solar, Wirsol , Hive, Hazel Capital, British Solar Renewables, Vogt, Renewable Power, and Greencells, to name a few companies.

WebbPaton Projects

WebbPaton negotiated the Heads of Terms on behalf of the landowner on the following built projects:

Please contact us on 01793 842055 or email

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