Proposed solar farm at Edge Lane, Burnhope, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0RY

The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding the development of a solar installation that will have an output power capacity of 49.9MWp (Megawatts). 

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Site-Selection

    Site selection

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Design-Assessment

    Preliminary Assessments, Site Design and Community Engagement

  • Planning Application

  • Discharge of Planning Conditions

  • Construction

  • Operation

  • Decommissioning

We are in the early stages of this project and have engaged with the local community to gather feedback and help ensure our designs are locally adapted.

We are now assessing the feedback we have received and will update this page with any project developments in the near future.

Through our initial assessments we have selected the site area shown below, and we’re now undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments to help shape our plans. These include landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.

You can find out more about our initial plans by clicking on the information leaflet below.

Download information leaflet

  • 51,716MWh
    (Megawatts hours) supplied per year
  • 13,861
    homes powered per year (equivalent)
  • 215
    acres of land
  • 14,341
    tonnes of carbon emissions saved
  • 7,908
    cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

See below for more information on our plans for the Burnhope Solar Project:

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We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process.  Alternatively, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.

Our proposal

Our initial plans are outlined below. These plans will be informed by the results of our environmental and planning assessments which are currently underway. If you have any thoughts on our current plans, we would like to hear from you.

Get in touch 

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. If you’d like to talk to us about the Burnhope Solar Project, simply fill out the form below and click “submit”. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days. 

We are aware that not everyone has access to the internet – if you are aware of anyone wishing to speak to us about this project, please encourage them to call 0333 200 0755 or write to us at “Environmental Sustainability & Planning, Lightsource bp, 7th floor, 33 Holborn, E1CN 2HU. We can send out hard copies of the information on this website by request. 


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