Construction information

What is the construction timeline and working hours?

Construction commenced on 3 July 2023 and the first phase will be complete late October. The project will be fully complete in early 2024.

Our normal working hours are between 07.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday, and 08.00 to 13.00 on Saturday.

We will not work on Sundays or bank holidays in England and Wales, unless otherwise approved in writing by the local planning authority.

How will you access the site?

Construction vehicles will access the site via the existing entrance on the south eastern site boundary onto an unnamed access road off Stoke Talmage Road. This has been agreed with Oxfordshire County Council’s highway’s authority.

All farm machinery and pedestrians have priority over site traffic.

During construction it is estimated that there will be an average of six HGV trips each working day.

Do you need road closures or other traffic management?

We do periodically need to close roads or employ other methods of traffic management. In these instances we notify residents and businesses directly affected. Any use of traffic management, including road closures, is agreed with Oxfordshire County Council.

Will public footpaths be affected?

As standard practice for Low Carbon, the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) which run through the site will be kept open throughout construction and operation of the solar farm.

In some cases, we may need to have a managed crossing on a footpath during construction for safety reasons, such as a temporarily controlled crossing and/or a banksman.

To screen views on footpaths, we will incorporate buffers of meadow planting either side of the footpath and two-metre-thick hedgerow planting.