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Rural residents fight plans for 74,000 panel solar farm

Making energy from the sun is seen as a clean, green way to generate power, but that doesn't stop how and where it's done from being controversial.

Latest figures show there are around 30 large-scale solar farms in the Midlands providing energy to tens of thousands of homes.

Some solar panels are attached to factory roofs, but increasingly farmers are turning over their land to energy developers. Tomorrow a decision is due for one such site near Stratford-upon-Avon, but it's facing fierce opposition.

Residents are fighting plans to put up 74,000 panels on nearly 100 acres of land near Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire. Chris Halpin reports.



Report: History and heritage of Midlands waterways

The East Midlands is home to fantastic scenery along miles of waterways, in a special series we look at our canal network - and the work done behind the scenes to maintain them.

Our cameras have been with a lock-keeper along the canal network who says working amongst such history and heritage is magnificent.

Watch the full report from ITV News Central's Dani Crawshaw below.

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