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.