Consultation gets underway for solar farm in west Northamptonshire planned by EDF Renewables

Consultation gets underway for solar farm in west Northamptonshire planned by EDF Renewables

24 May 2021

EDF Renewables is planning to develop a 49.9 MW solar farm – Glassthorpe – between the villages of Flore and Upper Heyford, along the M1 Corridor, which will be capable of generating enough low carbon electricity for the domestic needs of 9,562 households annually.

A number of ecological and feasibility surveys have been carried out and the company is consulting with local people at an early stage about the proposal to get their views ahead of submitting a planning application later this year.

Amongst growing concern about climate change, the 49.9 MW project at Glassthorpe could contribute to saving around 21,598 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The project will also deliver significant additional local benefits, including a community fund of £10,000 paid annually for the 35-year lifetime of the project.

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