Solar Farm

Aura Power are working on a solar farm on land to the west of Grimsby with a capacity of up to 49.9MW (Megawatts).  The solar farm will be built without subsidy and could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of up to 27,200  homes, saving around 25,100 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.

With North East Lincolnshire at the heart of the Green Energy Revolution, Grimsby Solar Farm will not only increase the supply of clean power, it will help to reduce national power prices whilst decarbonising the economy. As a local business, our solar farm will also be contributing over £100,000 in business rates to North East Lincolnshire council every year.

We are also offering a Community Benefit Fund of £400 per MW per year (index-linked), for the lifetime of the solar farm, amounting to £20,000 a year for 35 years or £700,000 in total used locally for social, educational and environmental projects. Educational sessions with local schools and site visits to the solar farm are also offered as part of the fund.

Latest News

March 2024 - The planning application has was approved by North East Lincolnshire Council in November 2022.

Construction was anticipated to start in 2024, however is now not anticipated to start until Summer 2025. The local community will be notified when construction dates are confirmed and are welcome to contact us on 0117 214 1971 if they have any queries in the meantime.

North East Lincolnshire Council planning application number DM/0899/21/FUL


Feb 2021

On the 16th February we held a Pre-Planning Public Consultation Webinar and Q&A session event where we outlined the proposal and answered questions from the local community.

Jun 2021

Design Finalised and Planning Application Submitted. We will consider all community feedback from the Public Consultation before finalising the design, ready for submission.

Nov 2021

The Planning Decision is expected within 13 weeks of the date of submission.

Nov 2022

Planning application approved


Construction is expected to start. The local community will be notified when dates are confirmed.

Key Facts & Benefits

Contributes to local and national targets
Local School Visits

Consulting with the local community is a very important part of our development process and we will continue to keep the local community updated through the construction phases. If you are a local resident and would like to discuss any elements of the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Our Proposal

Site Location

We have been undertaking a number of environmental and visual surveys to help shape our design. We understand that solar farms represent a change to the landscape and our proposal aims to reduce the impact as far as possible. Our proposal offers a number of ecological and local benefits as well as a continued agricultural use with sheep being able to graze beneath the panels.

Why Here?

Our aim is to locate the solar farm appropriately and as sensitively as possible to the surroundings. This site has been selected for a number of reasons which include but are not limited to:

• Nearby grid connection with sufficient capacity

• The site can be screened largely with existing trees and hedgerows, and where views are possible, new vegetation is proposed to mitigate this

• Good access and the land is relatively flat

• The site is not covered by any landscape designations

• There are good levels of solar irradiation in this part of England

• Two wind turbines and large overhead powerlines already on site

Projected Views

The below simulations show the projected views before and after the solar farm has been built and the proposed planting has grown to around 4m in height.

Footpath from Aylesby to Healing - Southern Boundary

Footpath South of Site - 200m South of Boundary

Footpath from Healing to Aylesby - 200m North of Boundary

1km South West of Site Adjacent to A18

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