Fairy Hill Solar Project (Compton Dando)

Bath & West Community Energy

By clicking the buttons to the right you can:

  • See the consultation results in both chart and text form.
  • Read a report on the consultation plus follow-up actions we have taken in response to the findings and what happens next.
  • See new viewpoint photographs based on a proposed new layout for the solar panels, including the view from Fairy Hill houses closest to the site.
  • See updated FAQs.

Up to £5,000 per year community benefit funding for local community projects reducing carbon emissions and fuel poverty.

Up to 53% biodiversity net gain at the site (meaning an increase in natural habitat and ecological features).

The planting of a new community orchard with the possibility of other new community amenities.


Community Solar BenefitsAbout BWCE

Where is the site?

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Who is involved?

If developed, the solar farm will be owned, managed and maintained by Bath & West Community Energy for and on behalf of the community.

The project has been developed in partnership with Zero Carbon Compton (ZCC) – working towards making Compton Dando a Zero Carbon village by 2030.

With support from Communities for Renewables CIC – helping communities develop, finance and manage their own renewable energy generation.

With the help of Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) funding from the South West Energy Hub
Chelwood Community Fund.

Any questions about the consultation?
email: [email protected]
telephone: Nick Bird 07517 100889

Proposals for the site

Please note a new layout has been proposed following the community consultation in Nov/Dec 2021. More details will be provided in the run up to a planning application.