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Preliminary assessments, site design and community engagement
Discharge of planning conditions
Proposed solar farm at Edge Lane, Burnhope, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0RY
The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding the development of a solar installation that will have an output power capacity of 49.9MWp (Megawatts).
We are in the early stages of this project and have engaged with the local community to gather feedback and help ensure our designs are locally adapted.
We are now assessing the feedback we have received and will update this page with any project developments in the near future.
Through our initial assessments we have selected the site area shown below, and we’re now undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments to help shape our plans. These include landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.
You can find out more about our initial plans by clicking on the information leaflet below.
Information & resources
More information on our plans for the Burnhope Solar Project:
Construction traffic route
Click the links below to find out more about Lightsource bp solar farms:
Addressing Climate Change
Components of a Solar Farm
Planning Process & Community Engagement
Solar & Agriculture
Solar & Biodiversity
Solar in the UK
Supporting local communities
We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. Alternatively, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.
Our initial plans are outlined below. These plans will be informed by the results of our environmental and planning assessments which are currently underway. If you have any thoughts on our current plans, we would like to hear from you.
Get in touch
We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services firstname.lastname@example.org 03332000755
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