Sunnica Energy Farm

Details of proposals for Sunnica Energy Farm, a solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage project in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Sunnica Ltd is bringing forward an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to construct Sunnica Energy Farm.

The scheme is defined as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), as an onshore generating station in England, exceeding 50MW.  

The application for a DCO will be made to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) with the final decision being made by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

West Suffolk Council are a Statutory Consultee and will assess evaluate and make representations on the application to PINS.

Sunnica Ltd carried out a statutory consultation on the proposal from 22 September 2020 to 18 December 2020.

West Suffolk Council responded to the consultation in conjunction with east Cambridgeshire District Council, Suffolk County Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.  The joint response is available to view on our website.

Sunnica Ltd is expected to submit the DCO application in 2021 with the examination stage to follow and a decision is expected in 2022.

Further information on the DCO application process and how to participate can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website.