East Midlands to host 600MW renewable park

Subject to approval, the Beacon Fen Energy Park would produce solar energy and provide storage for the region

Big Zero Report 2023

Low Carbon has unveiled plans to build a 600MW renewable energy park in the East Midlands.

The Beacon Fen Energy Park would produce solar energy and provide storage for the region.

Being constructed in North Kesteven, the proposed project is now undergoing a consultation with local residents before approaching approval.

Low Carbon has circled 2026 as the date it is aiming to have the site operational if planning permission is granted.

Director, James Hartley-Bond, said: “We are currently planning an early engagement consultation so we can ensure residents’ feedback links into the proposals, before holding a statutory consultation which is planned for later this year.

“The UK Government has made clear its plans for the country to reach net zero by 2050. Its aim is to increase the nation’s solar capacity fivefold by 2035. If given permission, Beacon Fen Energy Park will be a significant step forward towards reaching this vital goal and securing sustainable energy for the country.”

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