Our plans for Chapel Hill Solar Farm will save the equivalent of over 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of the project. This equates to taking over 1 million cars off the road.

Building a brighter future

JBM are proposing to build a 49.9MW solar farm and battery energy storage system. Located approximately 2km north of Great Malvern and on either side of the A449. The scheme would occupy around 271 acres and would be a positive contribution to the UK’s goal of reaching net zero.

This location has been carefully chosen by our integrated team of experts. The site 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 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 from equivalent fossil fuel energy, which equates to taking over 1 million cars off Worcestershire roads over the lifetime of the project.

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 £660,000 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.

Over 50% biodiversity net gain providing ecological benefits through new habitats, such as wildflower meadows, grassland areas, ponds, bird nesting boxes and beehives.

The project will include many 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.

Business rates contribution in excess of £6.5m over lifetime of the project.

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