Chelveston airfield: Solar panel farm approved
Plans for a 10-hectare solar panel farm at a former airbase in Northamptonshire have been given the go-ahead.
The proposal for the old Chelveston airfield went before planners at East Northamptonshire Council on Wednesday.
Objections from three parish councils were received on grounds including the "industrialisation" of a green field site and poor visual impact.
But officials recommended the scheme be approved as part of a policy to develop renewable energy.
The 25,000 solar panels at Chelveston Renewable Energy Park could provide power for more than 2,100 households a year.
The application was lodged by the Chelveston Renewable Energy Ltd, which already had permission for wind turbines, an anaerobic digestion plant and bio-oil electricity generators on the site.
The Environment Agency asked for a revised flood risk assessment to address their concerns after originally objecting to the scheme.