Project Timeline

Environment Impact Assessment Screening

We submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Request to the Bassetlaw District Council in October 2023.

Public Consultation

We will be holding a public consultation event as we develop our initial proposals further.

Submission of Planning Application
Assessment and Determination of Planning Application

Oaks Lane solar farm would provide renewable electricity for distribution to the West Burton National Grid Substation. This project will generate energy each year of the proposed 40 years of operational life, while also providing a substantial carbon dioxide savings when compared to generation of electricity by non-renewable sources.

The proposals include battery storage which will allow energy to be stored on site at times when grid-demand is lower and exported at times of higher demand to ensure no energy is ‘lost’ and help balance the National Grid.

Comprising approximately 84 hectares of land, the development forms a temporary (40 year) use of farmland that is easily reversed at the end of the operational life. A scheme of landscape and ecological improvements will be prepared to ensure the project provides a biodiversity net gain. 

Access to the site will be using the existing access to the site via Gainsborough Road (A631) with construction expected to take 7 months. 

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