Project Details

The planning application was approved in September 2022 and can be found here on the Bassetlaw District Council website (Ref. 22/00922/FUL).

The facility will provide essential infrastructure and stability services for the National Grid by storing and releasing electrical energy for times of high demand or network stress. It will also facilitate the further deployment of renewable energy within the wider UK electrical generation mix.

  • The development has been designed sensitively with respect to visual impacts. The rural setting involved the use of 1.5m-height earth bunds covered in soft landscaping. The scheme includes the creation of approximately 2,300m2 of landscaping and planting utilising native species of local provenance.
  • The project includes the provision of ecological enhancement to the biodiversity of the existing farmland. The landscaping plan includes the provision of new bird boxes and bat boxes, retention of existing hedgerows, and native tree and shrub planting.
  • Due to the possibility of Archaeological features on the site (Romano-British brickwork-plan field systems), identified during the Desk Based Assessment, a series of shallow investigative trenches were undertaken on site. Despite the archaeological potential of the area, the Archaeological evaluation only recorded two undated parallel east/west aligned ditches.