Lakenheath solar farm gets approval

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Plans for a 17.55 hectare solar farm in Lakenheath have been approved by Forest Heath District Council.

Plans for a 17.55 hectare solar farm in Lakenheath have been approved by Forest Heath District Council.

The site at Toggam Farm, west of Newfen Gravel Drove, is low grade agricultural land.

Standalone solar photovoltaic panels will be installed delivering energy to the National Grid.

The approval is subject to conditions including that no panel exceed the height of 2000mm and that within six months of the solar farm becoming non-operational the site is cleared and returned to its original agricultural condition.