Solar panel farm plans at Parham airfield approved

  • 27 March 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Artist's impression of solar panel farm, Great Glemham
Image caption AGRenewables's artist's impression of the solar panels at Parham airfield

Plans to build a solar panel farm on a former Suffolk airfield have been approved.

AGRenewables of London and Great Glemham Farms want to build it on the 75-acre (30 hectare) site at Parham airfield.

The company said the 64,200 panels would generate 15 megawatts of electricity, which is enough for 4,600 homes.

Suffolk Coastal District Council has granted the planning permission.

The council approved plans for a 138-acre (56 hectare) solar farm at Stratton Hall in Nacton earlier this year, but rejected a proposal for a 127-acre (51 hectare) site at Church Farm, Hacheston.

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