Final call for feedback on targeted consultation on minor additions for Gate Burton Energy Park

Tue Nov 29 2022

  • Views sought on a number of minor additions to project boundary
  • Residents and businesses living in the vicinity of the changes encouraged to provide feedback to help finalise proposals
  • Consultation on proposals due to close on 13 December 2022

Low Carbon is asking people to take part in an additional stage of targeted consultation on its proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park, which is due to close on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

Running over six weeks, the consultation offers residents and businesses in the vicinity of the adjustments the opportunity to learn more about the localised changes for Gate Burton Energy Park. Low Carbon is specifically seeking feedback on a number of minor additions it has made to the project boundary – known as indicative Order Limits – which result in a small increase in land allocation.

Mike Rutgers, Development Director at Low Carbon said: “The minor nature of the changes does not have any material impact on the proposals we consulted on over the summer, but we’re 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. For example, to accommodate the safe access of vehicles to the site during construction. In some instances, the indicative Order Limits have been adjusted to follow field or land ownership boundaries.

Rutgers continues: “Our next steps will see us continue to refine the indicative Order Limits for the project in response to comments we receive during this stage of targeted consultation ahead of submitting our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate.

“There is still time for people to submit their thoughts on this consultation. The deadline for getting feedback to us is Tuesday, 13 December 2022 by 23:59. It is anticipated that we’ll submit our DCO for Gate Burton Energy Park to the Planning Inspectorate in early 2023.”

This is likely to be the last time Low Carbon consults on its proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park before submitting its DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate. However, people will still have the opportunity to contribute to the development process.

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.

Anybody wanting to find out more and submit their views can go to the project website – – to submit their feedback to the consultation. Alternatively they can write an email or letter to the project team (see contact details below) or contact the project team directly.

For any enquiries related to the targeted consultation, or for general questions, the project team can be reached using any of the following methods:

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