Solar farm plan for former RAF airbase near Desborough

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A former Second World War airfield could be turned into a large solar farm, according to plans submitted to Kettering Council by an energy firm.

RAF Desborough, which is off the B669 between Stoke Albany and Desborough, was used by the RAF between 1943 and 1953.

The 112 hectare site has had a number of uses since the airfield was scrapped and is currently used as agricultural land.

An application has been submitted by RAF Desb’ Ltd to install hundreds of solar panels at the site, which will generate 49.9 megawatts of electricity every year, which is enough to meet the needs of about 30,000 homes.

Kettering Council aims to make a decision on the application by July 30.