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Section 2: The Solar Energy Park

The DCO application we submit for Gate Burton Energy Park will comprise the installation of solar photovoltaic panels (PV) and an on-site energy storage facility, plus infrastructure to connect the scheme into the national grid at Cottam substation so the electricity it generates can be made available to the UK’s homes and businesses.

3. Proposed site masterplan

Please provide any comments you have on the proposed masterplan for the solar energy park.

For example, the location of equipment within the site, site access and proposed buffer zones.

For more detailed information refer to PEI Report Volume 1, Chapter Two: The Scheme.

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4. Landscape and views

Please tell us what you think about our assessment of the potential effects the solar energy park could have on the landscape and views, and the measures we are proposing to mitigate those impacts.

For example, siting of equipment, conservation of existing vegetation, additional tree and hedgerow planting.

For more detailed information refer to PEI Report Volume 1, Chapter Ten: Landscape & Visual Amenity

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5. Ecology and wildlife

Please tell us what you think about our assessment of the potential effects the solar energy park could have on ecology and wildlife, and the measures we are proposing to mitigate those impacts.

For example, tree and hedgerow planting, wildlife and species protection and habitat enhancements.

For more detailed information refer to PEI Report Volume 1, Chapter Eight: Ecology & Nature Conservation

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6. Environment

Please tell us what you think about our assessment of the potential effect the solar energy park could have on the environment, and the measures we are proposing to mitigate those impacts.

For example, climate change, water and drainage, heritage and archaeology, noise, traffic and transport, and socio-economic.

For more detailed information refer to PEI Report Volume 1, Chapter Six-15. A summary of environmental effects is provided in Chapter 17.

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