Last week, Lightsource Renewable Energy achieved consent for a 7.6MW solar farm near Milltown, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland. Neo Environmental undertook all of the environmental assessment for the project including archaeology, ecology, landscape, traffic & transport, flood risk and tree surveys.
The site contained a recorded archaeological site and various ancient field boundary remains, which were mitigated as part of the design process in consultation with Lightsource and archaeologists at NIEA.
Swales were also designed by the Neo Environmental team to alleviate any flood risk potential. A Biodiversity Management Plan, which will enhance the overall ecological value of the site, was produced by our in-house ecologists as part of the development proposal.
Neo Environmental have produced similar reports for two further developments with Lightsource in Antrim, Northern Ireland and other projects for the company in England.
Please do not hesitate to contact Neo Environmental on 0141 773 62 62 for information on our various environmental services for solar farms.