Gate Burton Energy Park

Low Carbon is bringing forward proposals to build a new solar and energy storage park, along with the infrastructure needed to export the electricity it generates onto the national grid.

Gate Burton Energy Park is proposed as being built on land near Gate Burton in Lincolnshire. The electricity the proposed energy park generates will be exported via a connection into the existing national electricity transmission system at National Grid's Cottam substation in Nottinghamshire.

The project is anticipated as having a generation capacity of around 500 megawatts (MW). This is equivalent to providing enough clean energy to power over 160,000 homes and avoid more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

UK Government has set ambitious targets to reach net zero by 2050. Gate Burton Energy Park would deliver a significant level of renewable energy generation and make a vital contribution to supporting our transition to a low carbon energy system while securing the energy needs of Great Britain.

The amount of electricity Gate Burton Energy Park could generate exceeds 50MW. It is therefore classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This requires us to submit an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate.

We anticipate that the development process for the project through to DCO submission and then examination will take between two and three years. Subject to achieving consent, construction would start no earlier than 2025.

Where we are now

The project is currently at an early stage in the development process. We have carried out some preliminary work to identify the most appropriate areas of the site for development, along with potential routes that an electrical connection from the energy park to Cottam substation could follow.

In delivering our vision for the project, we want to ensure that those communities living and working in the area have a chance to inform and influence the development of our proposals from an early stage.

We are therefore holding an initial stage of community consultation to share the findings from our preliminary work. Running from 11 January to 18 February 2022, this consultation marks the first opportunity for us to share our emerging proposals for the project with you and invite your feedback and comments.

This website provides information about who we are, our proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park so far, what we are asking you to comment on and how you can take part in the consultation.

The deadline for responding to this consultation is Friday 18 February 2022.

Contact us

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Community consultation - 11 January to 18 February 2022

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Consultation

Proposed location of Gate Burton Energy Park

Proposed location of Gate Burton Energy Park
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