Exning Solar Park is situated to the south of the Newmarket Bypass. Surrounding the site is an existing landscape setting of well-established woodland shelterbelts, hedgerows, and areas of grass margins along farm tracks and headlands. To enhance the area's biodiversity, a series of landscape measures were thoughtfully implemented.
These measures include the planting of 1300 linear metres of strengthening hedges to complement the existing ones, the introduction of 200 square metres of new mixed native woodland, the creation of 5 hectares of nectar and seed-rich grassland margins, and the establishment of 57 hectares of new grazing pasture within the solar array compound.
Additionally, during the development, great care was taken to avoid disturbing significant archaeological features, such as Neolithic ring ditches and a World War Two aircraft boneyard. These historical elements were carefully avoided and protected throughout the process.
The solar farm was constructed in 2015 and is operating.