The DWD Infrastructure and Energy consenting practice has long-held expertise in the large scale planning sector for traditional and renewable energy.
Originally securing many consents for clients under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, we are now experts in the Development Consent Order (DCO) process and have acted on many Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, including a number of solar farms, since the inception of the Planning Act 2008.
We are often instructed at the very start of the process, assisting clients in structuring their teams to successfully deliver solar farm planning, using our experience across a wide range of different projects, and continue to advise throughout the preparation and submission of the application. This ranges from advice on consultation, programme, policy and process to internal governance.
We can act with a wider team to deliver documents for consultation and can prepare the planning documents which typically include the Planning Statement, Design and Access Statement, and Consultation Report. We frequently support clients during the examination, including at the hearings.
The DWD team have significant expertise in delivering solar consenting and planning applications for energy infrastructure projects across the UK.