Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Window on Gate Burton Energy Park consultation is about to close

Developer Low Carbon is urging people to take part in the second stage of consultation on its updated proposals to build a new solar and energy storage park on land near Gate Burton near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, which is due to close on Friday, 5th August.

Low Carbon is specifically seeking feedback on its updated masterplan for the solar energy park, the route an electrical connection could take from the site into Cottam substation to export the electricity the scheme generates on to the national grid, as well as the measures proposed to reduce the potential impacts associated with the project.

Views and suggestions for community benefits and local initiatives Low Carbon could support to directly benefit those communities closest to the proposed energy park are also being invited.

Mike Rutgers, Development Director at Low Carbon, said: “It’s really important to us that as many people as possible share their thoughts on our refined proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park. Low Carbon is committed to having a lasting and positive impact on climate change and we want to ensure that communities living and working in the area have a chance to inform and influence the proposals we’re developing.

“We’ve already received a good amount of feedback, but we’d really like to hear from anyone who hasn’t yet shared their views with us. We’re conscious there are other large-scale solar schemes being proposed in the area which are currently undertaking public consultation, so we’d really appreciate people taking the time to articulate their views to us directly on Gate Burton Energy Park specifically.”

Low Carbon will consider all the feedback submitted to this consultation together with the findings from ongoing technical and environmental studies to help finalise the details for the project before submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate later this year.

Further information: www.gateburtonenergypark.co.uk

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