NATS Swanwick

Welcome to this consultation for proposals by NATS at their location in Swanwick. The proposals relate to the installation of Solar Panels at their facility shown below at Land to the north of NATS, Sopwith Way, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7AY.


As a responsible operator, NATS is seeking to improve the sustainability of our facility at Swanwick. NATS is committed to using only renewable energy by 2030.

We have identified that the site presents the ideal opportunity to utilise solar panels, the power from which can be used to provide renewable electricity to support our operation.

This will cut down on the use of fossil fuels to power our operations, reducing emissions and reducing our carbon footprint.

The proposals are currently in the early stages of preparation, so detailed information on the scheme is limited. However, initial surveys of the site suggest that it could accommodate approximately 6,000 solar panels producing around 3 megawatts of energy.

An indicative layout plan is included below, showing the potential positioning of the panels and indicative images of typical ground-mounted panels.


We engaged with Fareham Council in December 2022 to seek their advice on the proposed PV Arrays. Their feedback was generally positive, however we were advised that further technical information was required, including Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Ecology, which are currently in progress.


The opportunity to provide feedback closed at 5pm, Wednesday 19th July 2023.

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Indicative Site Plan
Example of ground mounted panels
NATS Swanwick