Solar carports to be built at leisure centres
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Solar carports are due to be built at two Suffolk leisure centres - to help power the sites with green energy.
The £1.4million project at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, in Sudbury, and Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket will also see a number of electric vehicle charging points installed.
Councillor Jessica Fleming, Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet member for environment, said it was a "great step forward in reducing the carbon footprint at our leisure centres".
Councillor Elisabeth Malvisi, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for environment, said it "clearly demonstrates our forward-looking approach for our towns".
The building work is set to start this autumn and is expected to finish by spring 2022.
The new initiative, which benefits from £800,000 of government funding, comes after Babergh District Council has approved the controversial plans to start charging people for parking in its car parks from next year.