Our plans for Fraddon Solar Farm will save the equivalent of over 1 million tonnes of CO2 which equates to taking c.19,000 cars off Cornwall roads

Building a brighter future

Fraddon Solar Farm would be located south of the A30, south of Penhale, east of Summercourt and immediately west of the China Clay works and Fraddon substation, in the St. Dennis and St. Enoder District of Cornwall.

This location has been carefully chosen by our integrated team of experts. The site will benefit from an infield connection to the electricity grid, can be screened to minimise visual impact and has the potential to deliver positive gains for protected species.

Our proposals are informed by localised feedback. Your comments will help shape the final proposals that are brought forward and the team will listen, learn, and where appropriate, amend the designs, to ensure local feedback is incorporated.

By working in partnership with local communities, JBM Solar unlocks a project’s full potential by ensuring that the benefits of solar energy developments are realised in a way that positively impacts the surrounding community.

The displacement of over 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2 from equivalent fossil fuel energy, which equates to taking c.19,000 cars off Cornwall roads.

New green infrastructure such as enhanced rights of way, new permissive paths, outdoor picnic areas, outdoor classroom, a community orchard and information boards

Genuine benefits for local residents including a £150,000 community benefit fund

The ability for over 95% of the site to be used for sheep grazing and remain in farming use, allowing topsoil to recover, by increasing soil organic matter and improving the soil structure

73% biodiverisity net gain providing ecological benefits through new habitats, such as wildflower meadows, grassland areas, skylark plots, ponds, bird nesting boxes and beehives

17% net gain for hedgerow / trees including the reinstatement of historic field boundaries and landscaping enhancements such as new hedgerow and semi-mature tree planting to further improve wildlife corridors

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on site, ensuring the solar farm can be as flexible as possible in delivering energy to the grid

£7.6m generated in business rates over the lifetime of the project

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Site Location Plan

Layout and Landscaping


Virtual Exhibition

Welcome to the Fraddon Solar Farm Public Consultation. JBM are proposing to build a 49.9MW solar farm south of the A30, south of Penhale, east of Summercourt and immediately west of the China Clay works and Fraddon substation. The scheme would occupy around 205 acres of non-BMV agricultural land, and deliver enough renewable generation to meet the equivalent residential needs of around 19,000 UK homes.

Conor McAllister
JBM Project Manager

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