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Public consultation

We are now consulting on our updated proposals for Springwell. The feedback we receive at this stage will help us to refine our proposals further ahead of submitting our DCO application.

This consultation is open for six weeks, from Thursday 11 January to 11:59pm on Thursday 22 February 2024. During this consultation, we are seeking views on our updated proposals for Springwell Solar Farm.

We have published the following materials as part of the consultation:

We have also published a document called a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) which sets out how we will carry out this stage of consultation. You can read the SoCC here or in printed form at the venues listed below.

Copies of our consultation materials will be available from the following locations from the start of consultation:

  • Sleaford Library, 13 – 16 Market Place, Sleaford NG34 7SR
  • The Venue, Grantham Road, Navenby LN5 0JJ

This includes copies of our consultation booklet and questionnaire to take away, USBs containing all of the consultation documents – including the PEIR – as well as a physical copy of the PEIR to review at these locations.

During the consultation, we will hold a series of public events, where you can come and speak with us about the proposals and provide your feedback. The dates and locations of these sessions are:

  • Wednesday 24 January (4pm-8pm) – Scopwick Village Hall, Brookside, Scopwick, LN4 3PA
  • Thursday 25 January (3pm-7pm) – Ashby de la Launde Village Hall, Church Avenue, Ashby de la Launde, LN4 3JQ
  • Friday 26 January (12pm-4pm) – The Venue, Navenby, LN5 0JJ
  • Saturday 27 January (11am-3pm) – Metheringham Village Hall, Fen Road, Metheringham, LN4 3AA
  • Tuesday 20 February (3pm-7pm) – Blankney Old School, Drury Street, Blankney, LN4 3AZ

Sharing your views

 You can share your views on our proposals for Springwell Solar Farm by:

Completing a consultation questionnaire online here

Posting the questionnaire or submitting your comments (no stamp required) to:

Springwell Solar Farm


Submitting your comments or completed questionnaire by email to

All responses must be received by the consultation deadline of 11:59pm on Thursday 22 February 2024.

Following this consultation, we will consider all the feedback that we receive which, along with our ongoing environmental assessments and technical work, will help us to refine our proposals ahead of submitting our DCO application. We anticipate this happening in autumn 2024. You can get in touch with us at any time throughout this process using the contact details on this page.

Our DCO application will include a Consultation Report setting out how we have had regard to the responses received during all stages of consultation.