Wimpole's renewable energy project

Dials and pumps in the restaurant plant room

Our energy work is an important part of being a responsible conservation organisation with an energy strategy committed the Trust to meeting 50% of our energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

As part of the National Trust's Renewable Energy Investment Programme, Wimpole is looking at various ways we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

What's changing?

Between them, Wimpole Hall and the Old Rectory Restaurant consume around 35,000 litres of oil each year, the need for which we are seeking to remove through the installation of a ground source heat pump through boreholes in part of the current car park.

With the removal of this oil-fired system, not only should it reduce the cost of buying all the oil, we should also reduce our carbon emissions.

What happens next?

Planning permission and listed building consent have been approved for the Wimpole Renewable Energy project by South Cambs District Council  these should be viewable online.  S/3350/17/LB (listed building consent) and S/3350/17/FL (planning permission).

Work on the ground is expected to commence in February 2018.

If you have any comments please contact us at wimpole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wimpole Renewable Energy Project