Low Carbon considers responses to targeted consultation on minor additions for Gate Burton Energy Park

Wed Dec 14 2022

  • Final consultation closes on proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park
  • The proposed solar project on land near Gate Burton, Lincolnshire has the potential to generate approximately 500 megawatts
  • Feedback is being taken into consideration as plans for the scheme are finalised ahead of submission to the Planning Inspectorate

Low Carbon’s Gate Burton Energy Park project team are now in the process of reviewing all the comments received during the additional stage of targeted consultation on the proposals to build a new solar energy park on land near Gate Burton, Lincolnshire, following the close of consultation on 13 December 2022.

Gate Burton Energy Park has the potential to generate approximately 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity – enough clean energy to power over 160,000 homes and avoid more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

Running over six weeks, the consultation offered residents and businesses in the vicinity of the adjustments the opportunity to learn more about the localised changes for Gate Burton Energy Park. During this time, Low Carbon asked for views on a number of minor additions it had made to the project boundary – known as indicative Order Limits – which results in a small increase in land allocation.

Mike Rutgers, Development Director at Low Carbon said: “We are grateful to all the people who took the time to take part in this targeted phase of consultation and provide us with their views.

“The minor nature of the changes does not have any material impact on the proposals we consulted on over the summer, but we were keen to give people living near to the additional areas the opportunity to provide their views and comments on the changes. The targeted changes have been made for a number of reasons, with the majority relating to engineering and construction matters.”

Rutgers continues: “The project team will now be working closely to finalise our plans, before our application is submitted. We anticipate that our DCO application for Gate Burton Energy Park will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in early 2023.”

Further to the DCO being submitted, the Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to accept Low Carbon’s application for Gate Burton Energy Park and decide if it will proceed to examination stage. Subject to the application being accepted, those wishing to be involved can register their interest with the Planning Inspectorate who will then keep them updated on further opportunities to contribute.

People wishing to receive updates and information about the ongoing development process are encouraged to register their details on the project website www.gateburtonenergypark.co.uk. The Project Community Relations team can also be contacted directly using any of the following methods:

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