Plans for 68 hectare solar farm in Sleaford approved

Councillors have given the go-ahead for developers to build a solar park in Sleaford.

The development will sit on 67.59 hectares of farmland south of Gorse Lane, Near Silk Willoughby.

North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee approved the plans.

The development was put forward by Elgin Energy and will include the construction and operation of solar photovoltaic arrays and associated infrastructure including inverter substations, DNO substation and client-side substation within a substation compound, buried cables, access tracks, boundary fencing, CCTV cameras and landscape planting.

The purpose of the development is to harness solar power to generate electricity.

The 68ha solar farm should create 20MW of energy and will be operational for around 30 years before it’s decommissioned.