Oldham council has applied to install around 2,700 solar panels on more than 3.5 acres of land at Wrigley Head in Failsworth.
The site, which is bounded on either side by the Metrolink and the Rochdale Canal, is owned by the town hall and is made up of ‘partial hardstanding’ and birch trees.
Historic maps suggest that it was formerly used as a football ground, then as an industrial site and bosses say it is now used for ‘informal recreation; including dog walking.
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