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.

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

Update:

We’re looking for academic partners to work with us on an industry first study examining the impacts of solar farms on biodiversity, soil health and carbon, wildlife habitats and farmland management.

The study we’re developing is in partnership with Nature Positive. We’ve selected Longfield Solar Farm as we want it to be an exemplar solar scheme, which delivers local and national environmental benefits.

Expressions of interest are being sought from academics up to 29 July 2022. Find out more at https://bit.ly/3NsF94P

 

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