Nottinghamshire solar farm could create 460 new jobs

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Around 460 jobs could be created if plans for a new Nottinghamshire solar park are approved.

The proposed Great North Road Solar Park, near Newark, would create enough clean energy to power every home in the county.

Developer Elements Green states that around 400 roles would be created during the construction phase, with a further 60 needed permanently once it is operational.

“The benefits of the Great North Road Solar Park aren’t just limited to cheaper bills and greener energy,” said Mark Noone, head of UK development.

“There will be hundreds of secure well-paid jobs created during construction and the project’s legacy would include scores of skilled positions once the site is operational.

“Over half of those will be engineering roles, but there will also be a need for admin and support staff, and there will be plenty of chances for these roles to be filled locally.

“These will be good jobs, which are permanent and pay a proper wage. And much like the Great North Road Solar Park, we believe they will make a positive contribution to the lives of families across the area.

“The skills and training opportunities on offer to local people will form part of a separate

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