RES - the world’s largest independent renewable energy company - is looking to bring forward proposals for a nationally significant infrastructure renewables project in Sturton-le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire.


Learn more about our plans on this project website which will continue to be updated at key milestones.

We would like to thank you for your active participation in our early consultation phase, which concluded at the end of 2023. Your valuable feedback plays a crucial role in shaping the development of our proposals for Steeple Renewables Project.

We will now be taking the time to consider the feedback we have received and use it to help develop and refine our proposals further before presenting you with more detailed proposals in a further round of consultation in 2024.

Early Informal Consultation Report

We have now published our Early Informal Consultation Report. This report details all the activity we undertook as part of our early consultation and summarises all the feedback we have received from the community, and key stakeholders. Click here to review the report in the document library, along with the other materials from our early informal consultation.

Steeple Renewables Project could:

Generate up to 400MW of renewable energy, enough to power around half of the homes in Nottinghamshire, every year

Support the UK’s targets to reach net-zero by 2050

Utilise electricity grid capacity made available from the decommissioning of the adjacent West Burton Power Station

Provide a community benefits package tailored to the needs and priorities of the local community, including a Local Electricity Discount Scheme

Deliver £224 million of investment into the construction of the scheme, providing a boost to the local construction sector[1]

Create 400 jobs over the 24-month build programme, supporting skills and employment in the local community[2]

Enable continued agricultural use of the land alongside the renewable energy project




[1] Based on information provided by the client, a value of £560,000 per MW has been used to calculate construction cost. This cost per MW is multiplied by 400MW, an approximate figure for the generation capacity of the project, to reach a total construction cost of around £224 million.

[2] Based on previous experience of other solar farms, the construction phase could support around 1 job per MW during the peak of the construction phase, therefore Steeple could support in the region of 400 jobs.