NSC Solar PV Array Consultation

Posted on 16th June, 2013


Message from North Somerset Council Consultations 

"Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays Supplementary Planning Document - consultation August 2013

This email is to notify you of a consultation we are conducting on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for North Somerset. This guidance is provided as part of our planning policy on Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation in North Somerset.


We carried out an initial consultation on the Solar PV Arrays SPD in June. Thank you to those who submitted comments on this first draft version of the document. We received 55 comments from 32 respondents. A consultation responses report which details our response to all comments received can be viewed here:


http://consult-ldf.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/rrlce/consultationHome .


We have made revisions to the SPD in light of these comments and now have a revised document available for comment. There will be a four week period to comment, from Thursday 1st August until Thursday 29th August.


If possible, please respond online at

http://consult-ldf.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/rrlce/consultationHome or if you prefer to email, please send your reply by return to this email address.


If you would like to discuss anything contained in the SPD, please contact Jessica Harper on jessica.harper@n-somerset.gov.uk or call on 01934 426905.


Jessica HarperSustainability CoordinatorPlanning Policy and ResearchNorth Somerset CouncilTown HallWalliscote Grove RoadWeston-super-MareBS23 1UJT: 01934 426905"


[UPDATE: SPD Document, Solar Report, Draft Arrays Guidance, Revised SPD]

I have noticed that North Somerset Unitary Authority recently released a four week consultation on policy guidance for the development of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) arrays in North Somerset. Consultation ends on 12th July 2013.


Please see this link http://consult-ldf.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/rlce/consultationHome


This may give an insight into their thinking and likely decision making process for the Bleadon Solar Farm application so worthwhile reading and of course comment.


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I have read through the revised documentation but still reserve my strongest objections to the proposed application of the Solar Array for the same numerous reasons as in my initial response.