Plans for a new 50MW solar farm between Scredington and Silk Willoughby have been submitted to North Kesteven District Council.

Mareham Lane Solar Limited’s application proposes building the solar farm on land flanking Mareham Lane’s eastern and western sides, as detailed in their submission. The developers claim that the solar farm will generate approximately 49.99 MW of electricity, reportedly enough to power around 15,000 average UK households annually.

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By Local Democracy Reporter

Plans are in motion to develop 13 major solar farms across Greater Lincolnshire, though they face opposition from local residents and councillors alike.

Together, these sites, currently at different stages of development, could provide electricity to an estimated 1.3 million households annually. Yet, concerns about the amount of agricultural land they would occupy are growing.

While the proposed projects would cover just over 1% of the region’s farmland, many fear the potential impact on the nation’s food supply.

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By Local Democracy Reporter

Lincolnshire has become a prime target for large-scale infrastructure projects which by-pass planning rules in an ‘undemocratic’ way, councillors say.

The county has seen a wave of energy plans which are so large they will go be decided by the government, rather than local councils.

West Lindsey currently has four proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), which are expected to consume up to 15% of the district’s farmland.

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