Burnhope solar

Key numbers


(Megawatts hours) 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




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

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 proposal

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 team. 03332000755

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