Planning permission has been granted for a new solar farm to be built in Swindon, South West England.
Corner Copse solar project will be built in Stanton Fitzwarren, a village Northeast of Swindon and will span 95 hectares – that’s the equivalent of 132 football pitches.
The farm will provide enough power to supply around 15,000 homes, which amounts to 17.5% of all households in the borough – it is also expected to reduce Swindon’s carbon dioxide emissions by around 25,000 tonnes every year.
Councillor Keith Williams, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: It’s fantastic news that we are going to see this solar farm built in Swindon. This is evidence of our commitment to protecting the environment and playing a role in tackling climate change at a local level.