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Residents are being asked their views on proposals for a new solar farm and battery storage facility on 108 acres of farmland at Sedgeford Hall.

Green energy company Regener8 Power Limited has launched a website detailing the proposals and is holding an online public consultation at 2pm on Thursday, due to coronavirus restrictions.

Members of the development team will be on hand to answer questions following the webinar.

The Sedgeford Hall Solar Farm, in Fring Road, would generate enough green energy to power 6,275 homes a year, while the battery storage facility would supply renewable electricity to the local grid at times of peak energy demand, the company has said.

Adriano Satta, director of Regener8 Power Limited, said: “We are looking forward to the virtual public consultation, which will work in the same manner, allowing local residents to share their views on the project whilst keeping everyone as safe as possible.

“We believe the Sedgeford Hall solar farm will help West Norfolk Council to further reduce its carbon dioxide emissions in line with the UK’s 2050 net-zero target.

“The renewable energy will result in thousands of tonnes less of carbon dioxide being produced every year and contribute to the government’s plans to build back greener after the pandemic.”

Anyone interested in attending the webinar can fill in a registration form at www.sedgefordhallsolar.co.uk/Consultation

Further information is available at www.sedgefordhallsolar.co.uk