Preliminary assessments, site design and community engagement
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
More information on our plans for the Burnhope Solar Project:
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