Low Carbon launches second 500MW PV consultation

Jun 23, 2022 03:51 PM ET
  • Developer is requesting for views of communities living near the site in Lincolnshire
Low Carbon launches second 500MW PV consultation
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Low Carbon has introduced its 2nd consultation on polished proposals to develop a 500MW solar park as well as energy storage space installation in eastern England.

The consultation on the project at Gate Burton, in Lincolnshire, will run from 22 June to 5 August 2022.

During this moment, Low Carbon is requesting for the views of communities living close to the site as well as those from the larger location.

The consultation precedes Low Carbon submitting its application for advancement consent to the Planning Inspectorate.

Comments will certainly be invited on subjects including the upgraded masterplan, aesthetic effect factors to consider as well as the electric connection right into the nationwide grid at Cottam substation.

Low Carbon will certainly likewise be asking people for their views on how community advantage campaigns connected to Gate Burton Energy Park could be carried out as well as managed, in addition to for more pointers of neighborhood projects and also community campaigns that could be supported.

Mike Rutgers, advancement supervisor at Low Carbon, stated: "This is a major turning point for Low Carbon as we approach our planning submission.

" We've taken into consideration the responses offered by the local community previously this year which, together with our continuous technological and ecological studies, has actually helped us to fine-tune our proposals to those you see today.

" The community asked us to work with various other programmers in the area to lower cumulative influences.

" You'll see from our new strategies that we're suggesting to do simply that. By seeking to align our Grid Connect Route with various other proposals in the location, we wish to seek the most effective way of functioning and reduce any kind of damaging effect on the community.

" We're looking forward to satisfying the neighborhood community once again in the coming weeks and also explaining the actions we're recommending to make certain Gate Burton Energy Park sits sensitively in the regional landscape, protecting wild animals as well as habitat."

The land laid out for Gate Burton Energy Park remains in the West Lindsey District near Gate Burton, Knaith Park and Willingham-by-Stow.

The onsite energy storage space system would provide a harmonizing solution for the nationwide grid.

This would permit the renewable electrical energy produced by the panels to be stored on site at the times when grid-demand is low and then exported sometimes of greater demand, increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the national grid, as well as in turn, assisting to address the climate emergency.

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