The proposal would support the UK’s target to transition to net zero by 2050, ending our reliance on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas and replacing these with new low carbon energy sources minimising future climate change and its impacts.
Battery storage has an important role to play in decarbonising our National Grid as it provides a balancing mechanism to reduce the risk of power shortages and blackouts. This is done by drawing electricity from the National Grid when levels of generation on the network outweigh the levels of demand. The electricity is then discharged back onto the National Grid during these periods of higher demand to ensure any energy generated is not wasted and there is no loss of power to end users.
About the site
The site covers an area of approximately 15 acres (6 hectares), on land situated between the villages of Todhills and Westlinton. Westlinton lies c. 780m north-east of the site, with Todhills located c. 1km south-west.
We have progressed with design development, environmental and technical work and engagement with local stakeholders. We have consulted on the proposal and all comments received will be considered when finalising the design and site layout of the scheme prior to submission of the planning application this Autumn.
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Proposed Site Location Plan (to include access and cable route)
This relates to the site and the cable route required to connect to the National Grid. You can click on the image to zoom in.
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Proposed Site Layout Plan
This sets out the locations of the battery storage units and associated infrastructure. You can click on the image to zoom in.
Pre-application advice and screening request submitted to Cumberland Council (then Carlisle City Council)
Winter 2022 / Spring 2023
Surveys and development of early scheme proposal
Developer formal consultation
Developer formal consultation with local communities and stakeholders commenced
Planning application submission
Late Autumn 2023
Application submission to Cumberland Council