A SOLAR farm has been proposed for a Worcestershire village.

The village of Hampton Lovett, on the outskirts of Droitwich, could soon see a solar farm after Grenergy Renewables revealed its plans.

Around 57.2 hectares of land at Fibden Farm, which is north of the Berry Hill Industrial Estate, has been earmarked for the development. 

It will see hundreds of three-metre high solar panels installed along with security fences, CCTV, cabling and frames.

Three buildings will also be built as part of the plans which will be used for controls, the switchgear and for storage.

Grenergy Renewables has not yet submitted a planning application and has instead launched a public consultation so residents can assist them in the planning process.

The consultation is set to last three weeks and will end on Tuesday, May 7.

Grenergy Renewables said the location is ideal for a solar farm due to its large land area and proximity to the electricity distribution network.

It is also close to the A442.

A spokesperson for Grenergy Renewables said: "We are excited about plans for a new solar farm and battery energy storage system at Fibden Farm.

"Our public consultation will be live for three weeks, from Thursday, April 12, to Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

"You can submit comments by visiting our website and completing our online feedback form or by using one of the methods listed in the Contact Us section.

"Please ensure your comments are submitted by Friday, May 3, to ensure that these can be taken into consideration."

Grenergy Renewables revealed it would also plant new hedgerows and wildflower meadows to create habitats and encourage the free movement of wildlife.

It also said it will deliver on the minimum requirement of 10 per cent biodiversity gain.

An event for residents to have their say will take place at Hampton Lovett Village on Thursday, April 25 from 3pm to 7.30pm.