Trecastell solar farm update

14 Oct 2015

In early November we will start the construction of Trecastell Solar Farm, Llanharry.

Key facts

  • The solar farm will have the capacity to generate 4.9 MWp of clean renewable energy to satisfy the equivalent annual demands of almost 1,000 local households.

  • Savings of around 1,650 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

  • The development of an Environmental Management Plan will ensure the sites habitats are developed and managed to maximise their potential.

  • Sheep will graze the land around and beneath the panels to manage the meadow and maintain the current agricultural use of the site.

  • After 25 years the solar panels will be removed and recycled.


Construction Information

All of the works will be managed to comply with the conditions set by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in their approval of our planning application reference 15/0411/10. The construction process will take around 12 weeks. A Traffic Management Plan has been developed to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. Key measures include:

  • Construction and delivery vehicles will travel to the site from the main A473 into Coedcae Lane and then Tyla Garw.

  • Warning signs will be located along the route from Coedcae Lane.

  • During construction ‘banksmen’ will manage the unnamed road by Trecastle Farm and the site.

  • HGV movements will be managed to avoid a build-up of traffic. All drivers will be in radio contact with the on-site Construction Manager and their team.

  • Construction of the solar farm will take place 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am-1:00pm Saturday. No work will be undertaken on a Sunday or Bank Holiday.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak to us.
Sarah Bower – Office Manager
01273 615273

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