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Welcome to the project website for Botley West. Our second phase of consultation is now live, running from Thursday 30th November 2023 to Thursday 8th February 2024. During this time, we encourage you to submit your feedback on our updated proposals during this time.

Our second phase of consultation includes consulting on our Preliminary Environmental Information Report, which is available to view here.

Details of our information events can be found on our Have your say page.

You can view more information about our updated proposals in our Phase Two Community Consultation Leaflet here:

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You can provide written feedback via our online feedback form, which you can view here:

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You can also download an interactive PDF version of our Feedback Form here.

Written feedback can also be provided by filling in a feedback form at one of our information events, by emailing

You can continue to contact us by email, our freephone information line and through our freepost address. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

Photovolt Development Partners (PVDP) is proposing Botley West Solar Farm, a new solar farm in the west of Oxfordshire.

Botley West could deliver 840 megawatts (MW) of clean, affordable power to the National Grid, contributing to reducing carbon emissions and improving UK energy security. The project will connect to a new National Grid substation, to be built by National Grid near Farmoor reservoir, to the west of Botley, hence the name Botley West.

Our Phase Two Proposals

Botley West has an agreement to provide 840 MW of clean, affordable power to the National Grid, providing enough electricity for the equivalent of 330,000 homes.

Botley West has increased minimum buffer zone distances between solar panels and all buildings, as well as providing significant increases to the buffer zones near residential areas.

Botley West seeks to increase recreational use and access across the site through the creation of new footpaths and cycle paths.

Botley West now includes a Landscape and Ecology Masterplan and will deliver a minimum Biodiversity Net Gain of at least 70%.

Botley West has removed solar development directly south of Oxford Airport to enable the installation of runway lighting that will improve safety.

Botley West is exploring a dynamic and wide-ranging community benefits package.

Indicative Project Timeline

September 2022

Early engagement with local authorities

November - December 2022

Phase One
Non-Statutory Consultation

January - June 2023

Refinement of proposals

June 2023

Scoping request submitted to PINS

July 2023

Consultation on the Draft SoCC with LPAs

November 2023 - February 2024

Phase Two Statutory Consultation and
publication of the SoCC and PEIR

Summer 2024

DCO application submission

Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

DCO Examination

Summer 2025

Anticipated DCO decision from Secretary of State

Autumn 2027
Grid Connection Agreement Date
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