Welcome to our website detailing our proposals for Sunnica Energy Farm

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We are holding a statutory consultation on our proposals between 22 September 2020 and 2 December 2020. Details of our proposals, our consultation materials, and how you can give your feedback are available on these webpages and through our virtual public exhibition.

We originally planned to hold a consultation early in 2020 and had hoped to hold a series of public events detailing our proposals, which have been updated following the non-statutory consultation we held in 2019. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has taken us longer to reach this point than we had anticipated and we are now asking for your views using alternative methods to the previous consultation.

We have thought carefully about how to ensure that everyone across the community can respond to our consultation on the proposed Sunnica Energy Farm. We have developed a revised approach to consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic, working closely with the relevant local authorities. You can find out more about how you can respond by visiting the Public Consultation page on this website or by visiting our Virtual Exhibition. You can view and download all of our consultation documents here.

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.

Since then, we have considered the feedback we received from the non-statutory consultation and have continued with our environmental impact assessments. We have updated our proposals taking into account the consultation feedback and the outputs of the assessments. As a result, we are now seeking your views on our design proposals and the preliminary outcomes of our environmental impact assessments.

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

Following the consultation, 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