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.
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