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Plans for 200-acre solar farm in Exton

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A solar farm, spanning across 200-acres, could be built in Rutland.

Residents will be able to have their say on plans for a 200-acre solar farm in Exton.

The team behind the project, Econergy, says the energy storage systems would have the capacity to create 45MW of electricity.

Aerial drone photograph of rows of solar panels. Credit: iStock
Aerial drone photograph of rows of solar panels. Credit: iStock

If plans are approved the solar panels would be located 1.8km south-west of Exton.

The site was selected by the developer because of its 'grid connectivity, natural access to sunlight, and natural screening on both sides'.

A four-week consultation period will start from tomorrow (July 18), with an event in Exton Village Hall on July 27 from 2pm to 6pm.

Meanwhile, Windel and Canadian Solar are applying to build Mallard Pass, the UK’s largest solar farm, bordering the villages of Essendine and Carlby.

An application for a solar farm in Langham, covering an area equivalent to 15,337 parked cars, was also approved earlier this year.

What do you think to the plans? Email smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk.

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