Developer seeks responses on 350MW UK solar titan

Nov 4, 2021 04:48 PM ET
  • Community consultation on Mallard Pass project in eastern England runs until 16 December 2021
Developer seeks responses on 350MW UK solar titan
Image: Mallard Pass Solar Farm Ltd

The developer team behind a 350MW solar project in the UK has actually launched an assessment to look for neighborhood views on the project.

The project is positioned across 880 hectares of land either side of the East Coastline Main Line near Essendine, partly positioned in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire, and also partly in Rutland.

The project is being brought forward by Mallard Pass Solar Farm Limited, a joint venture in between Windel Energy as well as Canadian Solar.

This non-statutory phase of community assessment runs from 4 November till 16 December 2021.

Windel Energy handling director Gary Toomey said: "We acknowledge the need to provide these projects sensitively. We want to talk with neighborhood communities to understand their views and also listen to their suggestions.

" Responses obtained throughout this Stage One assessment will assist us to develop our propositions better, and we want to speak with as several members of the community as feasible."

Mallard Pass will be categorized as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

To acquire consent to build and also operate it, a Development Consent Order (DCO) application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) after considerable assessment with stakeholders consisting of neighborhood communities and also District and County Councils.

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will establish whether to provide consent for the proposal.

Stage One consultation will be adhered to by additional ecological assessment and also style work ahead of a Stage 2 appointment on even more comprehensive propositions following year, prior to sending the DCO applications at the end of 2022.

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