A solar farm the size of 30 football pitches and able to power thousands of homes is set to be built in the Leicestershire countryside. The farm, which will cover 55 acres between the River Soar and the A6 on the outskirts of Quorn, was approved by Leicestershire County Council on Thursday, subject to a number of conditions. It will be made up of solar panels set into a series of arrays and will be built at Poole Farm, in fields either side of Flesh Hovel Lane. The planning permission is for a period of 40 years, after which the farm will be dismantled. Generating 9,170MWh of renewable electricity a year, enough to power more than 3,000 homes, it will save 4,747 tonnes of carbon dioxide over 12 months compared to a gas-fired power station.
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