Solar Farm at Blackwell Farm


Installation of a solar farm Photovoltaic Arrays (PV), associated switch gear, access tracks, and underground cable connections.

Location west of Blackwell Farm, Hogs Back, Guildford, GU3

Planning Application -- 24/P/00441


Uses three fields occupied by panels having a total area of about 21.7 ha. The PV panels will cover an area of about 5.7 ha, about 26% of the total fields area.   The intention is to allow animals to graze underneath the panels.


A scheme that may set a precedent as it is proposed for a Greenbelt site.  A fuller description of the planning environment for Solar Farms can be found at link below.

Proposed Plan

The diagram below shows the plan

Green- are the three affected field

Red- the likley route of the power cable

Blue- Access track which joins the Research Park road network by the Vet School.


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