Our Proposals For Peartree Hill

Peartree Hill is made up of several areas of land (Areas A-F), with the areas being connected by a series of underground cables. Peartree Hill will establish a grid connection via underground cables to the Creyke Beck Substation, which will transfer the electricity to the national electricity network.

The most northern part of the site is located northwest of Leven, with the remainder of the site to be located on land between the villages of Tickton, Riston, Wawne, Weel and Woodmansey.

Anticipated to generate 320MW of clean energy, Peartree Hill is classed as a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) due to its scale. As such, the project will proceed through the Development Consent Order (DCO) planning process. The final decision on whether to grant consent for the project will be made by the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.

Our vision for Peartree Hill includes prioritising the retention and enhancement of natural habitats and species, while delivering ‘biodiversity net gain’ through new planting and habitat creation.

Existing footpaths would be improved, and new connections created, providing access to educational trails, picnic areas and outdoor classrooms.

Peartree Hill will have a life span of approximately 40 years, following which it is proposed that the solar development would be decommissioned, and the land would be returned to its existing condition.

More information about our proposals can be found in the Consultation Brochure.

Proposals at a glance

The displacement of over 11,200,000 tonnes of CO2 from equivalent fossil fuel energy, which equates to taking c.166,000 cars off the road for a year.

320MW solar farm, capable of powering the equivalent of approximately 136,000 homes.

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

Over 95% of the site can be used for grazing allowing the site to retain an agricultural use whilst producing clean energy.

Over 50% Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) expected to be delivered on-site, providing ecological enhancements through new and improved habitats.

Providing additional opportunities for public recreation, with new footpaths, outdoor classrooms, picnic areas, community orchards and benchess.

Genuine benefits for local residents in the form of a community benefit fund of £4.2 million over the project lifetime.

£40 million generated in business rates over the lifetime of the project, to be used by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to fund important local services.

Take a closer look at each of the Land Areas (A-F)

Land Area key
Land Area A: Land South of High and Low Baswick
Land Area B: Land North West of Long Riston
Land Area C: Land West of Arnold
Land Area D: Land South of the A1035
Land Area E: Land East of Weel
Land Area F: Land North of Wawne
Indicative Cable Corridor Options

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