Lincolnshire solar energy farm gets go-ahead

A solar energy farm of 20,000 panels has been given the go-ahead in Lincolnshire.

The facility, based at former RAF base at Faldingworth, is expected to produce enough power to supply 1,300 homes for about 25 years.

Lunar Energy Power Ltd has been granted planning permission by West Lindsey District Council.

The parish council said concerns about traffic and toxic substances had been addressed by the developers.

West Lindsey District Council's senior development management officer, George Backovic, said: "It is really good news that in West Lindsey we now have our first solar farm that will generate clean energy without impacting on our natural resources.

"It makes good use of an area that was once part of the RAF Faldingworth base."

The scheme is due to be operational by the middle of the summer.

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