- 18 February deadline for submission of feedback to first Gate Burton Energy Park consultation
- Views submitted will be used to shape and refine proposals for the solar energy park and grid connection
- Consultation also invites suggestions for local initiatives and projects developer Low Carbon could support to benefit communities closest to the scheme
Low Carbon is urging people to submit their feedback to the first stage of consultation on emerging proposals to build a new solar and energy storage park on land near Gate Burton, Lincolnshire before its consultation closes on Friday 18 February 2022.
Running over six weeks, this first stage of consultation gives local communities and interested parties the opportunity to learn more about the early-stage proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park and share their views with Low Carbon. The project team will consider all the feedback submitted, alongside the findings from technical and environmental studies, to help shape and refine the details for the scheme.
The consultation also invites suggestions for sustainable local projects and initiatives Low Carbon could support to directly benefit those communities closest to the proposed energy park.
Mike Rutgers, Development Director at Low Carbon said: ‘It’s really important to us that as many people as possible share their thoughts on our emerging proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park through this consultation process. In delivering our vision for the project we want to ensure that communities living and working in the area have a chance to inform and influence the development of our proposals from an early stage.
“We’ve already received a good amount of feedback, but we’d really like to hear from anyone who hasn’t yet shared their views with us. We’re conscious there a number of other proposed solar schemes in the area, which have also recently carried out public consultations but we’d ask people to take the time to articulate their views to us directly on Gate Burton Energy Park specifically. That way we can make sure they are taken into account as we continue to evolve the scheme.
“There is still time for people to submit their thoughts to this consultation. The deadline for getting feedback to us is Friday 18 February 2022.”
Anybody wanting to find out more and submit their views can go to the project website – www.gateburtonenergypark.co.uk – to submit their feedback to the consultation. Alternatively they can write an email or letter to the project team (see contact details below) or contact the project team directly to request a hard copy of the feedback form. This can be returned to the project team using the Freepost address – so no stamp is required.
For any enquiries the project team can be reached using any of the following methods:
- Freephone: 0800 860 6259
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Post: FREEPOST GATE BURTON ENERGY PARK