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WW2 airfield turned into UK's biggest solar farm

Lark Energy was given planning permission for the project in November last year Credit: PA

A former Second World War airfield in Leicestershire has now been turned into the UK's biggest solar farm.

The solar project at Wymeswold Airfield, north-east of Loughborough, has around a 130,000 panels positioned on land between two runways. The £35million scheme covers 150 acres and was built in less than eight weeks.