The UK’s largest holder of solar PV assets Lightsource has pulled plans to develop a 5MW solar farm in Anglesey, Wales.
The developer had planned to construct the Trefdraeth solar farm at Fferam Parc, Anglesey, and submitted a planning application earlier this year. But the scheme attracted considerable local opposition.
Lightsource held a community information evening on 15 June however residents subsequently protested against the development, while the Anglesey Against Solar Parks organisation also opposed the plans.
Conor McGuigan, planning and development director at Lightsource Renewable Energy, confirmed that the Trefdraeth plans had been pulled.
“After carrying out a detailed community consultation – and taking many other points into consideration – we have decided not to proceed with our proposals for Trefdraeth at this time.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who provided us valuable feedback during this process,” he said.
Anglesey had proven to be an attractive destination for solar developers in the past and two months ago Countryside Renewables submitted early-stage plans for a 50MW solar farm near Llanbadrig as part of Anglesey’s ‘Energy Island’ programme.
This article was amended to clarify the reason behind the company's decision not to pursue the project