Solar development proposals for West Lindsey

There are four proposed solar projects for West Lindsey.

Low Carbon's Gate Burton Energy Park, Island Green Power's Cottam Solar Project and West Burton's Solar Project, and Tillbridge Solar Limited's Tillbridge Solar Project.

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) are the Government Agency responsible for examining applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). The National Infrastructure Planning website, managed by PINS, contains helpful advice on the Application Process (including how to participate in the process), as well as other Guidance and Advice.
Each Project has it’s own webpage on the National Infrastructure Planning website:

Gate Burton Energy Park

Low Carbon are looking to develop the Gate Burton Energy Park, which is a proposed solar and energy park, anticipated as having a generation capacity of 500MW.

It would be built on agricultural land wholly contained within the boundary of one site comprising approximately 684 hectares (1,690 acres). The site is located in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire approximately four kilometres south of Gainsborough, near the communities of Gate Burton, Knaith Park and Willingham-by-Stow.

The electricity generated by the energy park is expected to be exported into the existing national electricity transmission system at National Grid’s 400kV Cottam substation, in the district of Bassetlaw.

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Cottam Solar Project

Island Green Power (IGP) are proposing two projects that cross the county border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Cottam Solar Project is anticipated as having a generation capacity of 600MW. It is proposed across three sites, totalling 1,270ha in area. Cottam 1 (894Ha) would be located on land between Sturton by Stow and Ingham. Cottam 2 (132Ha) on land to the north-east of Corringham; and Cottam 3 (244Ha) to the east of Blyton and Pilham.

The electricity generated by the energy park is expected to be exported into the existing national electricity transmission system at National Grid’s 400kV Cottam substation, in the district of Bassetlaw.

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West Burton Solar Project

Island Green Power (IGP) are proposing two projects that cross the county border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The West Burton Solar Project is anticipated as having a generation capacity of up to 480MW. It is proposed across three sites within West Lindsey District, totalling 788Ha in area. West Burton 1 (90Ha), 2 (328ha) and 3 (370Ha) are clustered within a circa 8.5km stretch of countryside located east of the River Trent, south of the A1500 and north of Saxilby. West Burton 4 (247Ha) in Bassetlaw District has now been removed from the project. Each of the sites will be connected by underground cables.

This will allow for energy generated to be transferred to the grid connection point at West Burton Power Station, in the district of Bassetlaw.

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Tillbridge Solar Project

Tillbridge Solar is a proposed project located on land to south, east and south east of Gainsborough and to the north west of Lincoln. The electricity generated (up to 500MW anticipated) from the project would then connect to National Grid’s Cottam substation in Bassetlaw District.

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