Registration to become an interested party has opened for the Sunnica Energy Farm application and you can register here.
Registration ensures that you will receive formal notifications during the Examination process and gives you important participation rights.
Any member of the public, business or group can register to participate in the Examination. Registration closes on Thursday 17 March 2022 at 23:59.
The proposed Sunnica Energy Farm is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) because its proposed generating capacity is higher than 50MW. NSIPs are major developments which require planning permission to be granted by the relevant Secretary of State through a Development Consent Order (DCO).
Unlike local planning permissions, which are considered by local authorities, DCO applications are made to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). This independent body administers the application process on behalf of the relevant Secretary of State, including normally a maximum six month examination into the proposals with which interested parties can get involved. In this case, the appropriate government department is the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
East Cambridgeshire District Council is a Statutory Consultee and will make representations on the application to PINS at the relevant times in accordance with the process set by PINS.
Further information on the DCO application process and how to participate can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website.
Information about the proposals can be found on the Sunnica Website