Second round of consultation set to begin on Fenwick Solar project

A second round of consultation is set to open on Boom Power’s proposals for a new solar farm in Fenwick, Doncaster.

The Scheme will generate low carbon electricity from photovoltaic panels on land to the east of Fenwick, in the north of the City of Doncaster borough, near Askern.

Boom Power has a proven track record of delivering renewable energy projects across the UK and the Fenwick project will be the latest in an extensive pipeline of projects being delivered by Boom Power in the UK, including sites in East Yorkshire, at Cleve Hill in Kent and the recently consented Kenley Solar Farm in Hull.

The Scheme will deliver enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately 75,000 homes, which is important at a time of increased energy insecurity, and will make a significant contribution towards the UK meeting its net zero targets and will deliver against Doncaster City Council’s priorities around tackling climate change and generating more electricity from renewable sources.

The consultation, which is open until 31 May, is an opportunity for local residents and other stakeholders to learn more about the proposals and provide their comments. Boom Power will consider all of the comments it receives before making an application for development consent.

Fenwick Solar Farm qualifies as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), meaning that the Planning Inspectorate, as well as the Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero, must approve the plans before construction can begin. Boom Power currently anticipates submitting a Development Consent Order later in 2024.

Mark Hogan, Founder and Director of Boom Power comments: “We would like to thank all those who took part in our consultation last year. The feedback we received, along with further technical work, has helped us to develop our proposals further.

“Solar energy will play a critical role in this journey, and Fenwick will be at the forefront of that drive. As a business, we are committed to working closely with local stakeholders to make sure that local people and community groups in Fenwick are able to help shape our plans. We take our role as a neighbour to the people of Fenwick seriously, and want to ensure this project leaves a positive, long-term local legacy.”