The statutory consultation for Beacon Fen Energy Park is now open and will run from Monday 22 January to 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March.
Low Carbon is consulting on proposals to build a new solar and battery storage park on land to the east of Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Beacon Fen Energy Park’s solar array is proposed to the north of the village of Heckington, while a cable route corridor is proposed south-east of the solar array connecting to Bicker Fen substation.
The statutory consultation will present refined proposals for the project, including biodiversity enhancement areas and a proposed bespoke access road to reduce the impact on local roads during construction. It will also outline what changes have been made since early (non-statutory) consultation in May/June 2023.
We welcome your suggestions and encourage your feedback on the proposals, which will help us refine our plans before submitting our DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate. You can give feedback by completing a feedback form at our in-person events and handing it to the team, or sending it later to FREEPOST BEACON FEN ENERGY PARK, or online here.
Preliminary Environmental Impact Report
As part of the consultation, communities and stakeholders will be able to read and have their say on the project’s Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). Hard copies will be available at all in-person events, while a digital copy is available to download here.
Delivering Beacon Fen Energy Park allows Low Carbon to look at creating new and enhancing existing habitats.
In developing our proposals, a range of design and operational measures have been considered to minimise environmental effects. These include, but are not limited to;
- The creation of buffer zones around areas of woodland, hedgerows, ditches and badger setts
- Minimisation of lighting, with no floodlighting at night
- Creation of new habitats