November 6, 2023 7.00 pm

Councillors question: Is the West Burton Solar Project a step forward or a scenic loss?

Renewable energy vs. agricultural heritage: West Lindsey’s dilemma

Councillors have reiterated fears that a solar farm in the West Lindsey area will turn picturesque scenes into an “industrial eyesore” and reduce the agricultural value of the area.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee discussed the West Burton Solar Project’s plans for an energy solar park covering three separate land parcels on land to the north of Saxilby and south of Marton. The panels will cover approximately 900ha and produce 480MW of energy, which will be transferred to the West Burton Substation via underground cables.

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