Solar Farm Decision Appealed

Posted on 30th November, 2013

UPDATE 5th August 2014


Applicants appeal has been dismissed by The Planning Inspectorate. See here

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UPDATE 30th November 2013


As anticipated and confirmed by recent letters from both North Somerset and ADAS (The applicants agent), the applicant Energi has now appealed the decision by North Somerset to refuse their application.


The appeal reference under Section 78 of Town & Country Planning Act 1990

is APP/D0121/A/13/2208198 which MUST be quoted in any communication.


As stated in the correspondence, deadline for representation and further comment is December 31st 2013 and this can be made via the Planning Portal website or email the Planning Inspectorate or by posting 3 copies for the attention of Hazel Stanmore-Richards to The Planning Inspectorate, 3/10b Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN. Telephone 0303 444 5551.


Previous comments will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate by North Somerset but

any new, additional or modified comments should still be sent.


More information on the grounds for appeal is on the original application to North Somerset here 

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ADAS clearly obtained postal addresses of those who originally commented on the application and have sought in their letter dated 29th November 2013 to clarify their clients position and presumeably hope that those who have objected will now withdraw. However, their letter does not appear to identify any direct benefit of their application for Bleadon's local residents or tourists or indeed the risks of financial failure. The letter also mentions making their information available via the "Bleadon Blog", however at the time of writing BOB has had no contact with this regard.


For your reference links to other Blog posts on this topic are below: 


Original Solar Farm Application Blog post, Appeal Comments,  Parish Council Decision & North Somerset Solar PV Policy Consultation


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Have friends who live in the area, this would ruin the view they have from their property. Please do not let this happen