BayWa r.e. has been given the green light to construct a 49.9MW solar project near Bristol.
Rag Lane Solar Farm will deliver around 52GWh of renewable electricity each year to the national grid, which will be enough to power close to 15,000 family homes.
Construction is now set to begin at the start of 2023, with connection to the grid expected by the end of that year.
The site will increase South Gloucestershire Council’s renewable energy generating capacity by 30%.
John Milligan, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. UK, commented: “Receiving planning permission for the construction of the project is a huge milestone for BayWa r.e. and marks the first of our greenfield sites in the UK to be granted consent.
“It is a credit to the hard work of the whole team and we look forward to continuing these efforts as construction gets underway.”