Elgin Energy EsCo

Local Authority

Cornwall County Council

Project Description

Greenfield Solar Farm


Trewidland Solar Farm

DPP was appointed to progress a planning application for a solar farm scheme of up to 5MW on agricultural land adjacent to the Cornish village of Trewidland. This sensitive site in an Area of Great Landscape Value and Open Countryside raised concerns related to visual and ecological impact, loss of agricultural land and changing the character of the countryside.

DPP’s detailed pre-application work addressed key issues before a full public consultation exercise commenced. This attention to detail resolved a number of technical objections, securing planning permission within 14 weeks of submission.  DPP has subsequently been appointed to discharge pre-start conditions and also to obtain two non-material amendments to the approved scheme.


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  • DPP secured planning on a very challenging Cornish site with no onerous conditions - we were impressed with their professional approach and to their attention to detail which for most contentious planning applications is the difference between success and failure.  We have continued our relationship with DPP on other PV schemes

    Colm Murphy Director, Elgin Energy EsCo