Guidance Note for the Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation in North Somerset Supplementary Planning Document

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Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Consultation/Community Engagement Consultation/Community Engagement

  • Comment ID: 1019201//2
  • Status: Accepted
5.2 In the first sentence, the term 'tease out' should be replaced with 'explore', which reads better. In the second sentence, amend to read: 'and the potential controversy that it is likely to generate'. 5.3 It is suggested that this paragraph refers to the consultation process and isn't required in the SPD. Alternatively, amend the second sentence to read: 'We will endeavour to ensure that everyone who has commented on this or other consultations is always kept informed on how relevant pol
Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Site Detail Site Detail

  • Comment ID: 1019201//1
  • Status: Accepted
4.4 In terms of 'glint and glare' we suggest that there should be a specific need for consultation with airports and any local aircraft operators, with this to be evidenced in the Environmental Impact Assessment.
Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Site Selection Site Selection

  • Comment ID: 1019201//6
  • Status: Accepted
3. Site selection 3.1 We suggest that in addition to 'new roofs and buildings' priority should be given to siting new PV arrays on existing building roofs wherever possible and, as a priority, on car parking sites. There is an associated benefit here in that there are no resulting additional surface water drainage issues and no increase in flood risk because the built area is effectively unchanged. Also, in relation to the 'greenfield' sites and the suggestion that the land should still be gra
Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Introduction Introduction

  • Comment ID: 1019201//5
  • Status: Accepted
2.2 An obvious point, but 'trees' not 'tress'! 2.4 We suggest that that the guidance should make clear what are the limits of permitted development and, rather than stating that 'Most domestic, roof mounted solar PV panels are now permitted development ...', it would be better to explain what isn't included in this 'most'. For example, our understanding is that roof mounted PV panels within a Conservation Area and facing the highway require planning permission, which seems perfectly reasonable.
Clapton-in-Gordano Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Background Background

  • Comment ID: 8387009//1
  • Status: Accepted
The Clapton-in-Gordano Parish Council wishes to record its support for the guidance
Deleted User 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Site Detail Site Detail

  • Comment ID: 3322113//1
  • Status: Accepted
Yatton Parish Council considered the guidance note was a well drafted document but to made the observation under 4.13 that members considered that 9m was a suitable distance from a boundary to any array installation, to allow ample space for hedge and ditch maintenance machinery ".
Deleted User 11 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Background Background

  • Comment ID: 1017889//1
  • Status: Accepted
Comments of Kingston Seymour PC 1. The document appears comprehensive and well-reasoned 2. The recognition that landowners need to realise the potential of their land in a variety of non-traditional, non-agricultural ways is welcome - preferred locations can no longer exclude all countryside although the proposed controls will be important, especially screening to address the concerns about "glint and glare". 3. Whilst this SPD specifically addresses large-scale installations, it would be goo
Wraxall and Failand Parish Council 10 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Site Selection Site Selection

  • Comment ID: 7800929//1
  • Status: Accepted
Regarding the above mentioned document we wish to make the following comments:- Re.para 3.1: Solar PV arrays should avoid areas that are undeveloped and should therefore be located on previously developed/ contaminated and industrial land and its margins. Solar PV arrays should, where practical be mounted on top of existing roofs, or integrated into new roofs and buildings. Any potential 'greenfield' PV site should seek to complement existing development, for example grazed land should still be
Clevedon Town Council 10 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Background Background

  • Comment ID: 8141825//1
  • Status: Accepted
The Planning Committee of the Town Council considered the initial guidance document which relates to solar photovoltaic arrays. Members were unable to make specific detailed comments but wished to thank NSC for setting out appropriate criteria for these large scale energy installations.
Dundry Parish Council 09 Jul 2013

Guidance Note Background Background

  • Comment ID: 3324353//1
  • Status: Accepted
Dundry Parish Council has no specific comments to make about this document. However, councillors would be interested to know whether, given the relatively recent introduction of this type of development to this area, there will be any mechanism in place for reviewing the planning guidance it once it has been in use for a while.
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