Planning Process

Longfield Solar Farm is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This is because of the scale of the contribution it would make to the country’s energy needs.

This means we need to apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

DCO applications are managed by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on behalf of the Secretary of State. You can find out more about the planning process for the proposals at their website: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/