Council backs massive 80-hectare battery plant on green belt

A council has approved plans for a huge new “gigafactory” at Coventry Airport - said to be the largest facility of its kind in the UK - after planning officers found that “an urgent and real need“ for the facility justified its harm to green belt land.

by Stephen Cousins
Artist's impression of the £2.5bn gigafactory at Coventry Airport (Credit: Coventry City Council)
Artist's impression of the £2.5bn gigafactory at Coventry Airport (Credit: Coventry City Council)

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