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Update – 16 December 2021

We are very pleased that the Planning Inspectorate has decided to accept the Sunnica Energy Farm Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Examination.

Our proposals represent an important opportunity to help meet the urgent national need for new, renewable, means of energy generation.

We will update this website and will notify consultees (as required by the Planning Act 2008) in the New Year.

Further information on the pre-examination process can be found within the Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note 8.

The Sunnica Energy Farm DCO application documents have been published and can now be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

Consultation Booklet
Consultation Questionnaire
Virtual Exhibition
Webinar Recordings
August 2021 update newsletter

Background

We first introduced you to our initial proposals during a non-statutory consultation held between June and July 2019. These are for a new solar energy farm and battery storage facility connecting to the Burwell National Grid Substation in Cambridgeshire that would allow for the generation, storage, import, and export of electricity.

Following this, we considered the feedback we received from the non-statutory consultation and continued with our environmental impact assessments. We updated our proposals taking into account the consultation feedback and the outputs of the assessments. At the statutory consultation held between 22 September and 18 December 2020 we sought your views on our updated design proposals and the preliminary outcomes of our environmental impact assessments.

We were required to carry out the statutory consultation process because the Scheme is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) by the Planning Act 2008. 

Now that the consultation has closed, we will have regard to all the feedback received through this process as we develop the final Scheme. We will then prepare and submit an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). The process for the application will be managed by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

About us

Sunnica Energy Farm is being proposed by Sunnica Limited – a joint venture between two established solar developers, Tribus Energy and PS Renewables. Together the Scheme partners have assembled an experienced team with a strong track record of delivering high quality solar and energy storage developments.

 

Contact us

For further information, please contact us by:

Calling: 0808 168 7925 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Emailing: info@sunnica.co.uk

Writing to us at: Sunnica Consultation, FREEPOST reference RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY, c/o Newgate Communications, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE