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Consultation is open for a nationally significant solar project in West Lindsey

Banner stating: "New Consultation: Low Carbon (powering tomorrow) Gate Burton Energy Park"

Developers behind plans for a solar project in West Lindsey are inviting people to take part in the consultation process.

Low Carbon are looking to develop the Gate Burton Energy Park which is a proposed solar and energy storage park with an anticipated generation capacity of above 50 megawatts (MW).

Public consultation is proposed to take place over a period of six weeks and three days (45 days).  

The developer’s statutory consultation starts from 22 June to 5 August 2022. The consultation period is more than the minimum period of 28 days required.

This large scale (nationally significant) infrastructure projects (NSIP) will go to the Government, via its Planning Inspectorate, for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

It will not go through the normal local planning requirements, which means that West Lindsey District Council is not the decision-making body for this application.  

The developers are required to consult on their plans before submitting the applications.

Need more information?

The developers will be holding two online events and five events on the following locations and dates:

  • Online via Zoom, Register to attend via the Gate Burton Energy Park website – Thursday 7 July, 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Marton and Gate Burton Village Hall, Trent Port Road, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5AR – Friday 8 July, 2pm to 8pm.
  • Rampton Village Hall, Manor Grounds, Rampton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0JU, Saturday, 9 July – 10am to 2pm
  • Willingham Village Hall, High Street, Willingham -By-Stow, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5JZ, Thursday – 14 July, 2pm to 8pm
  • Knaith Park Village Hall, Willingham Road, Knaith Park, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5ET – Saturday 16 July, 10am to 2pm
  • Treswell Village Hall, Town Street, Treswell, Nottinghamshire, DN22 OEG – Tuesday 19 July, 2pm to 8pm
  • Online via Zoom, Register to attend via the Gate Burton Energy Park website – Wednesday 20 July, 6:30pm to 8pm

Details on the project and consultation form to have your say can be viewed by visiting Low Carbon's website.


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