Burnhope solar

Key numbers


(Megawatts hours) renewable energy supplied per year


homes powered per year (equivalent)


acres of land


tonnes of carbon emissions saved


cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments, site design and community engagement

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Approved solar farm at Edge Lane, Burnhope, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0RY

The approved proposal involves Lightsource bp funding the development of a solar installation that will have an output power capacity of 49.9MWac (Megawatts).

We undertook a wide range of environmental assessments to select the site area, including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more. We took the project proposal to the local community to gather feedback, and we updated our plans accordingly.

You can find out more about our initial plans and our updated submitted plans by clicking on the information leaflets below.

Information & resources

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team. 03332000755

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