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Introducing Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm

Voltalia are constructing Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm near Longburton, Sherborne in Dorset. The site is approximately 3 miles to the south of Sherborne and 5 miles to the south-east of Yeovil.

Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm was granted planning permission in December 2021 by Dorset Council (application reference. WD/D/19/003181). Documents submitted for the planning application can be viewed on Dorset Online Planning Register.

Project currently under construction

35MW Installed Capacity

Up to 35 year lifetime

Generating energy for around 10,605 homes

Community Benefit Fund set up to promote sustainable development in the local community.

Community benefits

As a renewable energy developer and provider, we want each of our projects to not only help improve the global environment by reducing carbon emissions but also help to improve the local environment.

We are committed to providing environmental, social and economic benefits to the communities where our projects are based and encourage communities to engage with us on their needs and aspirations.

Community Benefit Fund open for applications

Working with Local Suppliers

Enhancing habitat for species

Educational visits to local schools and the project

Community Benefit Fund

If you’re a community group or voluntary organisation local to Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm, you can apply now for funding as part of our Community Benefit Fund.

We encourage applications from projects which:

  • Improve the local environment in a sustainable way
  • Promote green spaces for recreation improving health and wellbeing
  • Promote education and employment opportunities in the environment sector.

How to apply


Visit our fund page on BizGive


Complete application form and submit


A panel will review your application and decide whether to grant funding


Receive funding and make a difference to your local community

Project updates

We will be posting further updates here as the project progresses. If you’d like to receive regular updates, please contact us via the form below.

Construction begins

Early site works have begun at Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm, with construction expected to be completed by Winter 2024.

Solar panels installed on Cam Vale Community Hall roof

We have supported the installation of rooftop solar panels for Hall in Longburton, Sherborne.

Contact us

Please get in contact if you have any questions, or would like to know more about the project.

We would particularly love to hear from local residents, groups and businesses on how the project could benefit you.

If you would like to make a complaint regarding the project, please visit this webpage.

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About Voltalia

Voltalia is an international energy and service provider in the renewable energy market operating across three continents and in over 20 countries. Since Voltalia was founded in 2005, it has grown to be a world leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) developing, constructing and operating wind, solar, hydro, biomass and storage projects.

Find out more at www.voltalia.com

2.6GW of projects in operation or under construction

14.2GW of projects in the pipeline

Over 1500 employees worldwide

As a mission-driven company*, Voltalia is fully committed to its purpose to improve the global environment whilst fostering local development. All of our sites will contribute towards addressing national and local electricity needs by generating an affordable and renewable source of clean energy.

Higher Stockbridge Solar Farm forms part of our wider commitment of securing at least 100MW of subsidy free renewable energy for Dorset and the south-west. We are also developing other renewable energy schemes within Dorset, at Clifton Farm and South Farm.

* Voltalia became a Mission-driven Company in May 2021. The company has registered in its by-laws a purpose and environmental and social objectives. Find out more on the Voltalia website.