Proposal for a new solar energy & battery storage farm

We submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Longfield Solar Farm to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 28 February 2022. This was accepted for Examination on 28 March 2022.

Welcome to the Longfield Solar Farm website.

We submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Longfield Solar Farm to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 28 February 2022. This was accepted for Examination on 28 March 2022.  

This is an important milestone for the Scheme. Our application has been informed by more than 18 months of engagement, including two rounds of public consultation. We are grateful to everyone who has engaged with us to date.

Following this decision, the Application documents are now available to view and download on the National Infrastructure Planning website. You can view the documents by clicking on this link.

The application is now at the pre-examination stage. During this time, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will appoint an Examining Authority and will accept relevant representations from the public.

A relevant representation is a written summary of your views on the Application. By submitting a relevant representation, you can become an Interested Party and take part in the Examination of the Application. You can complete the relevant representation form on the Planning Inspectorate’s website here.

Please note that relevant representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by midnight on Thursday 02 June 2022

You can find out more about the planning process for the Scheme and our next steps at the Planning Process page here.

During the pre-examination phase, we are going to be in the area to meet with residents and answer questions at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 26 April 1:30pm-5:30pm
    Boreham Village Hall
  • Friday 29 April 1:30pm-5:30pm
    Leighs Village Hall
  • Tuesday 3 May 9:30am-1:30pm
    Terling Village Hall

We are holding these sessions by appointment. To book to attend a session, please register here or get in touch.

What is Longfield Solar Farm?

Longfield Solar Farm is a proposal for a new solar energy farm, co-located with battery storage, to help meet the country’s need for low carbon energy.

Why is Longfield Solar Farm needed?

The way that we generate and consume energy in the UK is changing. The Government has committed to achieving ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050, including in the way we generate our electricity.

Who is behind Longfield Solar Farm?

Longfield Solar Farm is a joint venture between two companies with a long history in helping meet the country’s need for renewable energy.

For further information, please contact us