Welcome to Glassthorpe Solar Farm

EDF Renewables is proposing to build a solar farm to the north of the M1 between Flore and Upper Heyford. We are consulting the community on these proposals before submitting a planning application to West Northamptonshire Council.

Our initial feasibility assessments indicate the site is well suited for a solar farm. It will connect into Northampton West substation and will have an output power capacity of up to 49.9 MW (Megawatts), generating enough low carbon energy to power the equivalent of 9,5621 average homes.

Under normal circumstances we would host public information events on the project in the local community, but we’ve decided not to do that at this time because of the possible risk to public health.

Instead, we are conducting community engagement online, through the post, over the telephone, and through virtual meetings. Our consultation closes on 5th July 2021, so please be sure to send your views by this deadline.

You’ll find lots of information on this website and we invite you to:

  • Read the information panels and the leaflet we sent to residents living close by
  • View the maps and layout concept plan
  • Complete the online feedback form
  • Join us for one of the live interactive Virtual Village Hall events (register here)
  • Contact us for more information


1 Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables)


You are invited to attend our online public consultation events. These are live online events which residents can join, meet members of the EDF Renewables team, hear about the project, and ask questions.

Reegister for the event by clicking here. You will then receive an email with details on how to join. If you need help to register please contact us on 01327 224021 or at glassthorpe@edf-re.uk.