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EDF Renewables has announced that it is planning to develop a 49.9MW solar farm at Bramford in the east of England.

The solar farm is expected to be capable of generating enough electricity to power 9690 households annually.

EDF has already carried out several ecological and other feasibility surveys and is now in the process of consulting with locals about the proposal, ahead of submitting a planning application before the end of this year.

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The utility believes the project could contribute to saving around 16,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

If planning permission is granted, a community fund of up to £10,000 ($13,000) will be paid annually for the 35-year lifetime of the project.

EDF Renewables director of solar and onshore wind development, Mark Vyvyan-Robinson, said the project was “one of the first of a number of solar projects we have planned in the UK”.