United Kingdom

Thorpe Bank and Middlefield solar

Key numbers


homes powered per year (6,946 Thorpe Bank and 2,316 Low Middlefield)


tonnes of carbon emissions saved (7,073 Thorpe Bank and 2,358 Low Middlefield)


cars taken off the road per year (1,572 from Thorpe Bank and 524 Low Middlefield)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Approved solar farms at Thorpe Bank and Middlefield

The approved proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and developing two solar installations that will connect into the local electricity network onsite. The Thorpe Bank Solar Farm will have an output power capacity of 30MW (Megawatts) renewable energy and Middlefield Farm a capacity of 10MW.

We undertook a wide range of environmental assessments to select the site area shown below,including landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more. These sites were sold in 2022.

Information & resources

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. In light of the unusual circumstances, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team.

info@lightsourcebp.com 03332000755

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