Cement works | Ketton solar farm, Rutland


This development comprised two successive phases of solar PV arrays, located upon the site of an operational cement works.

The combined schemes have the potential capacity to supply power to approximately 3,575 homes. The sites falls within the Ketton Quarries Site, which is in an area of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated for its geological value. DLP Planning Ltd undertook extensive negotiations with Natural England and the Local Planning Authority.

DLP was able to demonstrate that the SSSI designation, as defined, was not reflective of any landscape, environmental or geological features discernible on the surface of the site, but was limited to subterranean geology. Consequently, the scheme received the full support of Natural England and was approved under delegated powers.

The Rt. Hon Amber Rudd MP, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, formally opened the site in July 2015.

dlpCement works | Ketton solar farm, Rutland