solar farm

Proposed Solar Farm near to the Lordsbridge Radio Telescope – Public Consultation

Proposed Solar Farm

As you may have seen in recent press the University of Cambridge has committed to achieving a science-based zero carbon target for its estate by 2048.

As part of its efforts to achieve this target, the University is hoping to build a solar farm on land to the south east of the Lordsbridge Radio telescope, to provide low carbon electricity to service the University’s estate and significantly reduce our carbon emissions.

Ahead of a planning application being made hopefully later this year, we’re launching a public consultation to obtain views and inform the scheme design.

More detail around the proposals, and a short questionnaire will be ‘live’ on the University’s website from Monday 14th June at:

We’re looking to obtain views by the end of June ideally.

The University is intending to issue letters to residents in the vicinity of the site asap, but I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to members of your Parish Council and post the details in any appropriate location that your Parish uses to convey information to your residents so that we can do our best to draw the proposals to the public’s attention and seek to gain views from as many people as possible.

If you have any queries with regard to any of the information above or the proposals themselves, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Mike Osbourn MRTPI