Design principles

When developing Fosse Green Energy we have set out principles relating to the climate, people, value and place.

These principles will be refined and updated with consideration to the feedback we receive and once secured through the Development Consent Order application they will be adopted through the construction, operation and decommissioning of the project.

The project’s design principles are as follows:


  • Positively contribute to delivering the UK to net zero by 2050.
  • Design for resilience to future climate change.
  • Prioritise sustainable techniques and technologies in construction and operation and minimise carbon throughout the project lifecycle.


  • Engage openly and transparently with local communities, stakeholders and neighbours, making use of local knowledge to improve our project.
  • Consider feedback carefully and engage and respond meaningfully.
  • Behave as a considerate neighbour through both construction and operation and respect public amenity.


  • Recognising the evolving and advancing nature of technology and seek to ensure we retain the ability to use the best and latest available to maximise efficiency.
  • Learn from comparable projects using best practice to design and deliver our project.
  • Provide wider economic and supply chain benefits, and a positive legacy for the communities in and around Fosse Green Energy.
  • Deliver a successful project, free from Government subsidy, helping contribute affordable energy to the national supply.
  • Respect the wider landscape and the intrinsic value of the countryside and natural environment.
  • Respect and respond to features of heritage value.


  • Deliver project-wide biodiversity net gain.
  • Maximise opportunities to create appropriate multifunctional spaces to achieve energy generation, continued agricultural use, biodiversity enhancements, water and flood management and green spaces.
  • Reduce any environmental impact, sensitively designing Fosse Green Energy to fit into the landscape and explore reasonable opportunities to mitigate potential visual impacts.
  • Respect the distinctive and unique character of the countryside.
  • Recognise and respect value, understanding the direct and indirect impact on cultural assets.

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