Sunnica Energy Farm Proposal

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Worlington Parish Council are part of the Parish Alliance (PA) and are in support of The Say No To Sunnica Action Group (SNTS)

SNTS website https://www.saynotosunnica.com/

 

 

Sunnica plans to build an industrial sized solar farm on over 2,500 acres of Farm land. with in it's scheme Large scale Battery Energy Storage Systems BESS will be situated on over 75 acres over three sites, One of these sites is located next to Worlington Quary. 

Due to the size of the Sunnica scheme it is classed as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). Planning is decided through the National Infrastructure Planning process and is ultimately approved by the relevant Secretary of State. 

 

Open Floor Hearings

The SNTS team now needs your help one more time....
 
Could you please attend one of the Sunnica Examination Open Floor Hearings (OFH) that have been scheduled for the Evening of Tuesday 6th Dec at 7pm in the Memorial Hall in Newmarket (doors open from 6 pm)  OR  on Friday 9th December at 10am in the Memorial Hall in Newmarket (doors open from 9 am). You can even attend both if you wish.
 
These are the only opportunities you will have to actually voice your concerns directly to the Examiners, face to face. Simply attending will demonstrate your support to others there, and being prepared to say a few words about how the scheme impacts you/your family/your lifestyle etc would really help. It is so important that the Examiners see how much we value living here.
 
Please do come along.
 
If you can't attend in person, you can attend virtually. Registration is preferred in order to provide an estimate of numbers. This can be done by completing the following form: Event Participation Form (office.com) before 23:59 on Tuesday 22nd Nov.
 
If you have a specific area of interest or expertise, please also come along to speak at one of the Issue Specific Hearings (ISH2 and ISH3). There is one on Weds 7th Dec on: Ecology & Biodiversity, Landscape & Visual Impact and Heritage (ISH2). 
And another one on Thurs 8th Dec covering: Batteries, Agriculture, Horse Racing, Employment, Footpaths and bridleways (PRoW), Water and flooding and Cumulative impacts (ISH3).
These are both going to be held in the Memorial Hall, Newmarket, starting at 10 am on each day.




Exam Timetable

 

22 November 2022
Deadline 3 (D3)

For receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on LIRs
- Comments on responses to ExQ1
- Comments on Applicant's revised draft of DCO
- Updated Guide to the Application
- Updated Book of Reference (BoR) and Schedule of Changes to the BoR
- Updated Schedule of Negotiations
- Comments on any Additional Submissions accepted at D2
- Any further information requested by ExA
- Comments on any further information requested for D2
Make a submission against this deadline

 

28 November 2022
Deadline 3A (D3A)

For receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on WRs
- Comments on Initial SoCGs

 

09 December 2022

Hearings

Tuesday 6 December to Friday 9 December reserved for:

- Open Floor Hearings (OFH) (if required)
- Issue Specific Hearings (ISH) (if required)
- Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (CAH) (if required)

 

16 December 2022
Deadline 4 (D4)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post hearing submissions
- Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
- Applicant’s draft itinerary for ASI4 (if required)
- Applicant’s revised draft of DCO
- Updated Guide to the Application
- Updated Book of Reference (BoR) and Schedule of Changes to the BoR
- Updated Schedule of Negotiations
- Comments on any Additional Submissions accepted at D3
- Any further information requested by ExA
- Comments on any further information requested for D3

 

 

Informational lincs

Say No To Sunnica https://www.saynotosunnica.com/

National Inferstructure Planing https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/sunnica-energy-farm/?ipcsection=docs

A film that outlines the scheme planning process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4COj1N0kbfA#action=share

Below are site maps produced by Sunnica Ltd. 

Sunnica Whole Scheme Layout Sunnica-Energy-Farm-Scheme-Layout-2022

Sunica Site Layout WORLINGTON Sunnica-Energy-Farm-Site-map-2022

 

Worlington Parish Council, West Suffolk Council 

Worlington Parish Council Written Representation 2022 Written-Representation

Worlington Village Questionaire responses to consaltation Feb 2022 - to follow

Worlingtons response to consaltation Dec 2020 Response-to-Sunnica-Consultation

Worlington Village Questionaire responses Oct 2019 Worlington-Village-Sunnica-Questionnaire-Results

Worlingtons response to consaltation July 2019 Response-to-Sunnica-consulation