King’s College Chapel, Cambridge – Assessment of data

As part of its policy on climate change, King’s College wished to place solar panels on both the north and south sides of the Chapel roof. In Re King’s College Chapel Cambridge [2023] ECC Ely 1, (“the principal judgment”) reviewed here, the court determined that a faculty would be granted either for their installation on both sides of the Chapel roof or only on the south side, depending upon an updated assessment of the potential carbon payback information. Additionally, the latter option was conditional on an assessment of the effect on the structure without an identical weight on the north roof. Continue reading