GATE BURTON SOLAR PARK
Gate Burton Energy Park would be built on agricultural land wholly contained within the boundary of one site comprising approximately 684 hectares (1,690 acres).
The site is located in the West Lindsay district of Lincolnshire approximately 4km south of Gainsborough. National Grid's 400kV Cottam substation located approximately 4km to the southwest of the site in Nottinghamshire would provide the connection point into the existing electricity transmission system for the energy park.
The Cottam Solar Park is split into three sites; Cottam 1, which is 894 hectares, Cottam 2 which is 132 hectares and Cottam 3, which has an area of 244 hectares. The total area of the project is 1,270 hectares (3,048 acres). All the land within this project is used for agricultural purposes.
WEST BURTON SOLAR PARK
The Scheme comprises a number of land parcels; West Burton 1,covering 90 hectares, West Burton 2, covering 328 hectares, West Burton 3, covering 370 hectares and West Burton 4, covering 247 hectares. The total area covered by these sites is 1,035 hectares (2,484 acres) and all is currently used as arable farmland.
The Scheme comprises a number of land parcels covering the area south of the A631, from Corringham to Hemswell, and southwards to Fillingham. The cabling that connects to solar panels to Cottam Power Station will run for approximately eight miles across arable farmland. The Developer states that the scheme will support over 200,000 households with electricity, so is likely to cover an even larger area than the existing solar projects.