A first round of consultation has taken place for the 500MW Sunnica Energy Farm which, if built, would be the biggest in the country. Located at three sites, the largest will cover around 1,700 acres very close to the villages of Worlington and Freckenham in the west of the county. In addition, a smaller site is proposed in East Cambridgeshire near Chippenham and Snailwell and connection will be at the National Grid substation at Burwell.
Whilst supporting renewable energy generation in principle, very little detail has yet been provided and SPS has raised concerns around the sheer scale of these proposals and their potential impact on the landscape and the local communities.
SPS has met with local campaign group SayNotoSunnica and has responded to the first stage of consultations.
26 July 2019 – public consultation response