Proposed solar farm at Hett Moor Farm, Thinford Lane, Thinford, Spennymoor, Durham DH6 5JZ

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

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    Site selection

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    Preliminary Assessments and Site Design

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    Planning Application

  • Discharge of Planning Conditions

  • Construction

  • Operation

  • Decommissioning

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.

Safety is one of our core values, and in order to keep to the standards of community engagement that we’ve set as a company in the current global situation, we’re replacing our physical community consultation with a virtual event, which took place on Tuesday 3rd November, in the form of a video presentation and live Q&A session. Before the event, we sent a press release to the local paper, and an information leaflet was posted to nearby residents.


Download information leaflet

  • 53,892MWh
    (Megawatts hours) supplied per year
  • 16,330
    homes powered per year (equivalent)
  • 258
    acres of land
  • 20,558
    tonnes of carbon emissions saved
  • 4,374
    cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Click the links below for more information on our plans for the Hett Moor solar project:

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We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. In light of the unusual circumstances, 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.

Community Information Event

Watch the pre-recorded presentation for our virtual community consultation event below:


Hett Moor Solar Farm Community Information Presentation

Information presentation for our Hett Moor Solar Farm proposal, recorded for the virtual event that took place on 3rd November 2020.

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 Hett Moor solar farm, 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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