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View of Wymeswold Solar Farm View of Wymeswold Solar Farm Tony Stott

The UK's largest solar farm has been built and successfully connected and commissioned on the site of the former World War 2 air field at the Prestwold Estate, Wymeswold.

An application from Peel Energy and British Coal to erect 9 wind turbines at Asfordby was refused by Melton Council’s Development Committee on 26th July by 6 votes to 4. CPRE had campaigned with local residents against this proposal. 8 of the turbines would have been over 400 feet high. The 9th one would have been 350 feet high to its blade tip but sited on higher ground. Objections had been received from CPRE, STOP (Stop Turbines, Oppose Peel), English Heritage and Leicestershire County Council as well as 800 letters of objection.

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