July 2024

Landfill solar park granted planning permission at Dogsthorpe


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Proposals for a new landfill solar park at Dogsthorpe have secured planning permission from Peterborough City Council.

On 21 June 2024, the council gave approval for low-carbon energy company Infinis to build Dogsthorpe Solar Park on the landfill to the north-east of the city.

Once constructed, the new site will export up to 14 MW of renewable electricity at peak operation – enough to power around 3,800 homes – and include 5 MW of battery energy storage.

The company will also plant native hedgerows and improve grass quality on the site, to create a more diverse habitat for local wildlife.

Jason McGray, Infinis’ head of development said: “We are excited that Dogsthorpe Solar Park has received planning permission.

“This co-located solar project, making excellent use of a landfill site and existing infrastructure, will contribute to local and national clean energy targets.”

Dogsthorpe is the latest solar park to receive planning permission developed through Infinis’ strategic partnership with FCC Environment. Others include Winterton Solar Park, which is already generating power, and construction progressing at Offham and Boston.


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