Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
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Introducing Eastgate Solar Farm

Voltalia are constructing Eastgate Solar Farm located approximately 3.3 kilometres to the south of Scarborough on Stoney Haggs Road in Seamer.

Eastgate Solar Farm was granted planning permission in July 2022 by Scarborough Borough Council* (application reference. 21/01919/FL). Documents submitted for the planning application can be viewed on the North Yorkshire Council Online Planning Register.

*Scarborough Borough Council was abolished in April 2023 and now forms part of North Yorkshire Council.

Construction stage

30MW Installed Capacity

Up to 35-year lifetime

Generating energy for around 9,600 homes

Community Investment 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 Eastgate 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.

Planning submission

The planning application for Eastgate Solar Farm was submitted to Scarborough Borough Council in August 2021.

Planning permission

We received planning permission for Eastgate Solar Farm in July 2022.

Construction begins

Early site works have begun at Eastgate Solar Farm, with construction expected to be completed by winter 2024.

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.

* 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.