Bypass is a 50MW capacity solar farm to be constructed on agricultural land, west of the village of Foston, Lincolnshire.

To enable us to feed the electricity generated into the network we will also need to construct a new point of connection. This will be located to the east of the village of Westborough, with new cables connecting the two locations.

Once operational, Bypass solar farm is expected to generate enough clean, renewable power for around 15,000 average homes*.

Construction began
Installed capacity (MW)
Number of homes powered*

Project history and progress

SSE Renewables purchased the rights to develop this site from a third party and began early works in February 2024. The scheme was approved by South Kesteven District Council, planning permissions S20/1433 and S21/2461. You can view this from the SKDC planning portal.

In February 2024 we started early works on the solar site as well at the new Point of Connection (POC) onto the electricity grid. This work includes;

  • general clearing of both sites
  • installing new gates and fencing
  • provision of welfare facilities for workers
  • creating a new site access road at the solar site
  • constructing a new junction into the POC

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to the Bypass Solar Project, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Charlotte Hewes:

Email  [email protected]

Supply Calculation

* To calculate the number of homes this scheme can supply energy to, we look at the first year of generation and use OFGEMS published average household consumption figures for average household consumption.