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Power to the people: UK’s first council-run CIC solar investment scheme planned

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The 5MW solar farm – on council-owned land at Common Farm near Wroughton – would generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 1,200 homes and save around 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

The farm has already received planning approval though the council’s use of special Local Development Orders, which speed up the planning process but still allow full public consultation. Construction work would start this spring if the cabinet gives it the green light.

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