Tar Farm Solar Farm presentation boards

Tar Farm Solar Farm Proposal

Notice of intention to submit a full planning application for a Solar Farm and associated infrastructure at Tar Farm


Construction of the Solar Farm at Twelve Acre Farm

This is a copy of an email from Low Carbon – the developer of the solar farm site to the east of the Barnard Gate road.

Included is the following information:

  • The main contractor.
  • Important dates within the construction program including when construction is due to commence.
  • Construction traffic.
  • Public rights of way.
  • Communication channels available should you wish to contact the project team during the construction period.
  • Project website.

Main Contractor
Engie Fabricom have been appointed as the main construction contractor for the project. They will have day to day responsibility for the construction of the project and will manage a collection of sub-contractors to undertake the work.

Construction Timetable Construction traffic to the project will come directly off the A40. A bell-mouth bordering the A40, and Twelve Acre Farm will be constructed to facilitate that traffic. The construction of the bell-mouth is due to start on Monday, 26th April. This will take between 2-3 weeks to complete.

Upon completion of the bell-mouth, construction works will move onto the project site. This is due to commence on 1st June. Most of the work is anticipated to be completed by 8th November with residual work being undertaken for an additional 3 months.

Construction Traffic
A Construction Traffic Management Plan was part of the planning application process. As you are aware, initially the construction traffic was going to come through Eynsham and down Chilbridge Road, however, this was amended following meetings and discussions with members of the community and the Parish Council. Construction traffic will now access the site directly off the A40.

There will be an average of 10 heavy vehicle movements to and from the site on a daily basis. That will range from 2 on quieter days and up to 15 on busier days. The busier days will be predominantly when the solar panels are being delivered to the site.

Public Rights of Way
A public right of way goes through the middle of the site and a bridleway goes along some of the southern boundary of the site. Both of these will remain open and accessible throughout the construction period.

Communication Channels Should you wish to contact the project team during the construction period there are multiple ways to do so. These are:

  • Freephone information line: 0800 054 1152. This is a freephone number and will not cost you anything other than any charges that derive from using your own mobile or landline.
  • Project email: aurorasolarfarm@lowcarbon.com
  • Send a letter: Freepost LOW CARBON UK SOLAR DEVELOPMENT. You do not need a stamp - just write the address on the envelope and post it - it will arrive at our office.

Note for any emergencies, contact details are posted at the site entrance.

Project Website
The project website will be updated periodically with information on what has been happening onsite and what will be happening in the coming weeks. Photos will also be uploaded occasionally for those that are interested in seeing what is happening.

The project website can be found here.

Upon the commissioning of the solar farm, we intend to hold a community open day to welcome those that are interested to come and have a look around the solar farm. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

In the meantime, we are looking forward to moving ahead with the construction of the project. We appreciate that this will have an impact on the local community, and we thank you in advance for your patience. We will do our best to mitigate that impact as much as we can.

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