Fawley Power Station, used to recreate Coronet City on Corellia in Solo: A Star Wars Story, is set to be demolished to make way for 1,400 new homes.

A HUGE industrial complex will be blown up to make way for almost 1,400 homes under plans submitted by a Hampshire consortium.

The former Fawley Power Station, which occupies a 300-acre site beside Southampton Water, will be destroyed in a series of controlled explosions if the application is given the go-ahead.

Buildings earmarked for demolition include the power station’s 650ft chimney – one of Hampshire’s biggest and best-known landmarks.

Two years ago owners Fawley Waterside unveiled plans to open a glass-sided restaurant at the top of the stack, which towers over the surrounding countryside.