Consultation has begun on plans for Springwell Solar Farm, a proposed new solar farm with battery storage located between Lincoln and Sleaford.
Springwell Solar Farm would make a significant contribution to the UK’s future energy mix by providing enough clean, secure energy to power over 180,000 homes* every year – the equivalent of around half the homes in Lincolnshire**.
As well as delivering vital clean energy, parts of the Springwell site would also be used for recreational, landscape and ecological enhancements. The early design of Springwell, which has been published as part of this consultation, includes suggestions for new habitats, planting and improvements to the existing footpath network.
The consultation will run for six weeks, closing on Tuesday 7 March. Feedback from local communities will help shape early plans for Springwell and identify potential benefits that it could support in the local area.
As part of the consultation, members of the public are invited to a series of public exhibitions to meet with the team and share their feedback.
EDF Renewables UK’s Head of Solar, Ben Fawcett said, “We are currently at a very early stage with our plans for Springwell, with the feedback we receive during this consultation helping to inform our plans while they are still being developed.
We encourage everyone to get in touch, meet with us and share their views during the consultation.”
The exhibitions will take place at the following dates and locations:
- Tuesday 31 January – Blankney Old School House (2pm –7pm)
- Wednesday 01 February – Scopwick Village Hall (2pm – 7pm)
- Friday 03 February – Ashby de la Launde Village Hall (11am – 4pm)
- Saturday 04 February – Metheringham Village Hall (11am – 4pm)
Members of the public can also visit a dedicated website: www.springwellsolarfarm.co.uk to view and download the consultation materials and visit a virtual exhibition on the plans from Tuesday 24 January.
Copies of the consultation materials can also be picked up at the following locations:
- Blankney Golf Club, Lincoln Road, Blankney LN4 3AZ
- Scopwick Village Hall, Brookside, LN4 3PA
- Metheringham Community Library, High Street, LN4 3DZ
All responses must be received by the consultation deadline of 11:59pm on Tuesday 07 March 2023.
For further information, please contact:
0800 038 3486