United Kingdom

Winkburn 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

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions

Ownership transferred

Approved solar farm at Winkburn Estate, Newark

The approved proposal involves Lightsource bp funding the development of a solar installation that will have an output power capacity of 32MW (Megawatts).

We undertook a wide range of environmental assessments to select the site area shown below,including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.

We held a virtual community consultation event, which took place on Thursday 15th October, in the form of a video presentation and live Q&A session. Before the event, we sent a press release to the local paper, and an information leaflet was posted to nearby residents. This site was sold in 2022.

Information & resources

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. In light of the unusual circumstances, 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.

Winkburn Solar Farm Community Information Presentation

Information presentation for our Winkburn Solar Farm proposal, recorded for the virtual event that took place on 15th October 2020.

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to us about the Winkburn Solar Farm, simply fill out the form below and click “submit”. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days.

info@lightsourcebp.com 03332000755

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