Cambridgeshire County Council’s Stanground solar farm has been given the green light. The 2.93MW solar and battery storage park will be installed on a former landfill site, which has been closed and capped. It is no longer suitable for waste disposal or development, as the cap must be maintained to protect the environment from the waste buried there. As such, the solar farm has been welcomed as a constructive use of the site, as well as supporting Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to achieve their net zero carbon ambitions. Planning permission has been granted by Peterborough City Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee, following extensive consultations with the local community, as well a number of ecological surveys being undertaken and built into the application.
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