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The Planning Inspectorate accepted the Sunnica Energy Farm Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Examination on 16 December 2021.

The Sunnica Energy Farm DCO application documents have been published and can now be viewed on the National Infrastructure Planning website. You can view the documents by clicking on this link (please note that this will take you to the Planning Inspectorate’s National Infrastructure Planning website).

Using the link above, you will be able to register to take part in the Examination of the application. You can do so by following the directions at the link above. By registering and providing a summary of your views on the application, you become an ‘Interested Party’ and will receive an invitation to attend a Preliminary Meeting that will set out how the meeting will be examined.

If you require guidance on, or other methods of, obtaining and completing a Planning Inspectorate Registration and Relevant Representation Form, please telephone the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000 or e-mail sunnica@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Please make sure that you register as an Interested Party prior to the deadline of Thursday 17 March 2022.

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

If you would like a USB (memory stick) with the application documents posted to you free of charge*, please use the following contact details:

Email: info@sunnica.co.uk

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

Post: Sunnica Energy Farm Project, Freepost SEC NEWGATE UK LOCAL

*One USB per household

Section 56 notice
Sunnica Application Page (Planning Inspectorate’s website)
Scheme map
August 2021 update newsletter

Background

The proposed Sunnica Energy Farm would be located across four sites in East Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk. If constructed, it would connect to the national electricity grid at the Burwell National Grid Substation.

The project is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) by the Planning Act 2008 because it would have a generating capacity in excess of 50MW.

Sunnica Energy Farm would include both solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage (BESS) infrastructure. The four solar sites would be connected to each other and the Burwell National Grid Substation by an underground cable and would allow for the generation, storage, import, and export of electricity.

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

We submitted our DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate on 18 November 2021. The Planning Inspectorate accepted the application on 16 December 2021.

Prior to submitting our DCO application, we carried out two rounds of public consultation, including a statutory consultation between 22 September 2020 and 18 December 2020.

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 Energy Farm, Freepost SEC NEWGATE UK LOCAL