Land at Bakers Road, Belchamp St Paul

British Solar Renewables (BSR Energy) is bringing forward proposals for a new solar development on Land at Bakers Road, Belchamp St Paul. The 49.7-hectare site is located 1km northwest of Belchamp St. Paul Village in Essex. The proposals represent an opportunity to boost green energy generation in Braintree.

BSR North Farm Solar Park, Dorset

Given the current cost of living crisis, which includes soaring energy prices and concerns around energy security, providing locally sourced clean, green, and reliable energy production is more vital than ever. Additionally, Braintree District Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the central Government has set out ambitious targets to ensure the United Kingdom is net zero by 2050. In order to meet this target and to address the climate emergency, the shift away from polluting fossil fuel sources towards green energy production options, such as solar developments, is needed urgently.

BSR Energy is passionate about playing its part to help the UK make the change towards renewable sources. We have all seen first-hand this summer the impacts that climate change is having, from the hottest day on record being recorded, to official drought declarations. The time to take action and mitigate against any further damage to our planet is now.

Aerial red line site outline plan 

BSR’s proposals would deliver a solar development with an export capacity of up to 49.99MW. This energy would be fed directly into the grid via an underground cable route and substation connection.

Thank you to all those who provided their feedback during our consultation period. Planning permission has now been submitted to Braintree District Council (REFERENCE NUMBER: 23/01413/FUL).