How we're consulting

The development of our proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park will be an iterative process and we welcome views at any time. However, prior to submitting a DCO application for the project we will hold two specific stages of consultation where we will be asking for feedback and views.

Stage One Community Consultation – 11 January to 18 February 2022

This first stage of consultation on our early-stage proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park closed on Friday 18 February 2022.

Primarily aimed at introducing Low Carbon and presenting our emerging proposals for the solar energy park, this initial stage of consultation gave individuals and interested parties living and working in the area the opportunity to inform and influence our proposals from an early stage in the development process.

Thank you to everyone who came along to in-person and virtual information events we held. Recordings of these webinars are available to view and download from our project website here.

Recording of online consultation event 25th January 2022
Recording of online consultation event 8th February 2022

We received a significant level and quality of feedback during this consultation, and are grateful to everyone who took the time to provide us with their views and suggestions on our emerging proposals.

Now the consultation has closed we will review all the feedback we received to help us better understand those aspects of our proposed scheme you would like us to prioritise as we continue to develop our proposals.

All the comments submitted to the consultation will, together with the findings from our ongoing environmental and technical studies, be taken into consideration as we continue to refine and shape detailed plans for the project.

Further to completing our analysis of the submissions to the consultation we will produce a consultation feedback report for this round of consultation.

Stage Two Consultation – Summer 2022 (tbc)

Further to developing more detailed proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park we will carry out a second stage of consultation. This is a statutory stage of consultation required by the application process for NSIPs.

We expect to carry out this second stage of consultation later this year to ask for your views on:

  • The specific location of equipment required for the energy park
  • The route the grid connection from the energy park to Cottam substation will follow
  • How the project will be built
  • The measures we are proposing to put in place to minimise the project's environmental impact

If you would like to receive information about future engagement and consultation activity please register your details with us HERE.

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