Ampney Crucis Solar Park

Disciplines involved:

EDP were appointed by Solar Planning Ltd. to provide multi-discipline inputs into this c.15MW solar park on land at Crucis Park Farm, Cirencester. This was an excellent project to get involved with, not only due to the challenges of delivering a scheme adjacent to the AONB, but also because the site is directly adjacent to the main road to our Cirencester Office!

 

Despite the site’s proximity to the AONB, the key development constraint was the extensive archaeological and heritage interest on the site, and in particular the line of a Roman Road that passes through its northerly section. Although this was known about prior to the scheme coming forward, evidence was uncovered that confirmed the road’s use for many centuries after, which was hitherto unknown.

 

The feature was preserved ‘in situ’ as part of the scheme using a surface-mounted construction solution, and recorded along with the many other finds through the wider site.

 

CARDIFF

First Floor

The Bonded Warehouse

Atlantic Wharf

Cardiff CF10 4HF

02921 671900

CIRENCESTER

Tithe Barn

Barnsley Park Estate

Barnsley, Cirencester

Gloucestershire GL7 5EG

01285 740427

SHREWSBURY

The Stables

Sansaw Business Park

Hadnall, Shrewsbury

Shropshire SY4 4AS

01939 211190

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