When will I hear more?

We are consulting on our proposals between 2 November 2020 and 14 December 2020. This page sets out how you can find out more and take part in the consultation.

The Planning Act 2008 requires promoters of NSIPs to carry out consultation in a particular way (this is called “statutory consultation”).  As we are in the early stages of our developing our proposals, this consultation is classed as a “non-statutory consultation”, which means it is being carried out before we undertake another round of consultation that will meet the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. This approach is in line with best practice so that we can gain valuable feedback that will help us to prepare our proposals in more detail. Following this consultation, we will consider the feedback and prepare our detailed designs for further consultation. For this reason, we are not presenting detailed information on design at this stage.

This is our first round of consultation. We will carry out a further round of consultation in 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, this is a remote consultation. We recognise that this presents challenges to how we consult, so we have thought carefully about how we ensure that everyone who is interested in our proposals can respond to the information that we are presenting.

Find out more

You can find out more by:

  • Viewing a virtual public exhibition about our proposals: CLICK HERE
  • Viewing webinars we will give about our proposals online. These took place on Thursday 12 November 2020 and Saturday 14 November 2020. You can view recordings of the webinars using the links below:
  • 12 November: https://vimeo.com/479779816
  • 14 November: https://vimeo.com/479780737
  • Reading a consultation booklet with information about our proposals: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Booking an appointment to talk to us individually about the proposals by Freephone using info@longfieldsolarfarm.co.uk or 0800 0194 576.

Responding to the consultation

The consultation will take place between 2 November 2020 and 14 December 2020. There are a number of ways you can respond:

  • Fill in a consultation questionnaire here.
  • Complete a questionnaire and return it to info@longfieldsolarfarm.co.uk or Longfield Solar Farm consultation, FREEPOST reference RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE
  • Write to us at info@longfieldsolarfarm.co.uk or Longfield Solar Farm consultation, FREEPOST reference RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE

Responses

We will consider all written responses that we receive by the consultation deadline of 14 December 2020.

Following this non-statutory consultation, we will consider all the views that we receive and continue to develop our proposals for Longfield Solar Farm ahead of the second consultation which we anticipate holding in 2021.

Our final DCO application will include a Consultation Report setting out how we have had regard to the responses received during our consultation periods.

Any comments received will be analysed by Longfield Solar Energy Farm Ltd and any of its appointed agents. Copies may be made available in due course to the Secretary of State, the Planning Inspectorate and other relevant statutory authorities so that feedback can be considered as part of the DCO process.

We will request that any personal details are not placed on public record and will be held securely by Longfield Solar Energy Farm Ltd and its agents in accordance with the data protection law and will be used solely in connection with the consultation process and subsequent DCO application and, except as noted above, will not be passed to third parties.