CRICK SOLAR FARM
Kilsby, West Northamptonshire, UK
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Planning consented

49.9MW Installed Capacity

Up to 40-year lifetime

Generating energy for around 14,194 homes per year

Community Benefit Fund to be set up to promote sustainable development in the local community

Introducing Crick Solar Farm

Crick Solar Farm is a 49.9MW project being developed by Voltalia UK Ltd (‘Voltalia’) located to the north and south of Kilsby Road, approximately 1km south-east of Kilsby in West Northamptonshire.

The planning application for Crick Solar Farm was submitted to West Northamptonshire Council in November 2022 (application reference. WND/2022/1084). 

Planning consent, subject to conditions, was granted by the Strategic Planning Committee on 18 June 2024.

Documents submitted for the planning application can be viewed on the West Northamptonshire Planning Register.

Project timeline

We will be posting further updates here as the project progresses. If you’d like to receive regular updates, please contact us via the form below.

2022
November
Planning submission

The planning application for Crick Solar Farm was submitted to West Northamptonshire Council. It was validated in January 2023.

2023
September
Kilsby Climate Action Festival

Voltalia attended the Kilsby Climate Action Festival and presented on the benefits and challenges of renewable energy.

2024
June
Planning determination

The West Northamptonshire Council Strategic Planning Committee granted the project planning consent, with conditions, on 18 June 2024.

Community benefits

As a renewable energy developer and provider, we want each of our projects to not only help improve the global environment by reducing carbon emissions but also help to improve the local environment.

We are committed to providing environmental, social and economic benefits to the communities where our projects are based and encourage communities to engage with us on their needs and aspirations.

Community Benefit Fund

Working with Local Suppliers

Enhancing habitat for species

Educational visits to local schools and the project

Community Benefit Fund

If you’re a community group or voluntary organisation local to Crick Solar Farm, you may be eligible for funding as part of our Community Benefit Fund.

We encourage applications from projects which:

  • Protect and/or enhance the local natural environment, in a sustainable way
  • Address climate change through long-term initiatives
  • Promote environmentally sustainable community facilities, activities and green spaces
  • Promote local skills, education and employment in the environmental and sustainability sector

How to apply

1

Visit our fund page on BizGive, available from the start of construction

2

Complete application form and submit

3

A panel will review your application and decide whether to grant funding

4

Receive funding and make a difference to your local community

Contact us

Please get in contact if you have any questions, or would like to know more about the project.

We would particularly love to hear from local residents, groups and businesses on how the project could benefit you.

If you would like to make a complaint regarding the project, please visit this webpage.

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About Voltalia

Voltalia is an international energy and service provider in the renewable energy market operating across three continents and in over 20 countries. Since Voltalia was founded in 2005, it has grown to be a world leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) developing, constructing and operating wind, solar, hydro, biomass and storage projects.

Find out more at www.voltalia.com

2.37GW of projects in operation globally

16.6GW of projects in the pipeline

Over 1850 employees worldwide

As a mission-driven company*, Voltalia is fully committed to its purpose to improve the global environment whilst fostering local development. All of our sites will contribute towards addressing national and local electricity needs by generating an affordable and renewable source of clean energy.

* Voltalia became a Mission-driven Company in May 2021. The company has registered in its by-laws a purpose and environmental and social objectives. Find out more on the Voltalia website.