EDF Renewables looks for feedback on 800MW UK solar site

Jan 24, 2023 12:50 PM ET
  • Consultation on the early design of the Springwell project in Lincolnshire will certainly run until 7 March
EDF Renewables looks for feedback on 800MW UK solar site
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EDF Renewables as well as Luminous Energy have started a public consultation for a prepared solar project in Lincolnshire, England.

Springwell Solar Farm, which will additionally consist of battery storage space, is located in between Lincoln and Sleaford and will certainly have a potential output of as much as 800MW.

The very early design of Springwell, which has been published as part of the consultation, consists of suggestions for new habitats, planting as well as renovations to the existing footpath network.

Springwell is identified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) since its generating capacity will go beyond 50MW.

NSIPs call for planning permission to be granted by the relevant Secretary of State via a Development Consent Order (DCO).

In addition to delivering clean energy, parts of the Springwell site would also be made use of for recreational, landscape and also ecological enhancements, mentioned EDF Renewables.

The consultation will compete 6 weeks, closing on Tuesday 7 March.

Feedback from neighborhood communities will certainly assist shape early prepare for Springwell and recognize potential benefits that it might support in the local area.

As part of the consultation, members of the public are invited to a series of public events to consult with the EDF Renewables group and also share their feedback.

EDF Renewables UK's Head of Solar, Ben Fawcett, stated: "We are presently at a very beginning with our plans for Springwell, with the feedback we receive during this consultation aiding to inform our strategies while they are still being established.

" We motivate every person to contact us, meet us and also share their views during the consultation."

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