EDF Renewables is proposing to install a solar farm to the west of the A14 Newmarket bypass, and south east of the villages of Swaffham Prior and Swaffham Bulbeck. We are consulting the community on these proposals before submitting a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council.
Our initial feasibility assessments indicate the site is well suited for a solar farm. The site will connect into National Grid’s Burwell substation and will have an output power capacity of 49.9 MW (Megawatts), generating enough low carbon energy to power the equivalent of 9,5001 homes.
Under normal circumstances we would host public information events on the project in the local community, but we’ve decided not to do that at this time because of the possible risk to public health.
Instead, we are conducting community engagement online, through the post, over the telephone, and through virtual meetings. Our consultation closes on 19th July 2021, so please be sure to send your views by this deadline.
You’ll find lots of information on this website and we invite you to:
- Read the information panels and the leaflet we sent to residents living close by
- View the maps
- Complete the online feedback form
- Join us for one of the live online events (register online)
- Contact us for more information
1 Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics’ July 2020