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

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Deleted User 14 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 705793//4
  • Status: Accepted
4.4 Aircraft safety is mentioned here; however, glint and glare can be an issue for road and rail traffic as well. The glint and glare assessment should aim to assess the impact on all local properties and transport infrastructure.
Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

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  • 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.
Deleted User 12 Jul 2013

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  • 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 08 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 8319265//4
  • Status: Accepted
Whilst this element of the SPD provides clarity on what site details North Somerset Council expects from applicants, it could benefit from greater clarity within three paragraphs of guidance (detailed below). Paragraph 4.4 would benefit by providing applicants with a preferred approach or link to existing guidance on carrying out 'glint and glare' assessments. Paragraph 4.6 suggests concrete cannot be used for the foundations, yet other types of development in N Somerset are permitted to use c
Coal Authority 08 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 928833//1
  • Status: Accepted
As you may be aware, the North Somerset area contains surface coal resources in the vicinity of Bristol and Nailsea, which has resulted in a limited legacy of past coal mining activity. This legacy can pose risks to land stability and new development, such as the 170 recorded mine entries within North Somerset. Accordingly, The Coal Authority considers that ground conditions and unstable land should be recognised as an issue that requires due consideration as part of new proposals for Solar PV
Deleted User 05 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 8369217//4
  • Status: Accepted
· Groundworks are minimised (par 4.5). · Concrete foundations are avoided (par 4.6). · Permanent lighting is not permitted (par 4.8). · That the visual impact of security fencing and lighting will be minimised (par 4.8).
Deleted User 05 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 8369217//7
  • Status: Accepted
· Paragraph 4.8 Lighting - we recommend that lighting is not permitted. · Paragraph 4.12 states that " A statement to justify any building and its size will be required, especially in the Green Belt and within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" this implies that it may be possible to site arrays within the AONB. · Paragraph 3.1 states that "Solar PV arrays should generally avoid landscapes designated for their natural beauty or historic interest and sites
Deleted User 02 Jul 2013

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  • Comment ID: 1045217//4
  • Status: Accepted
Para 4.7 We support the point about wildlife access crossing points. Para 4.8 We support the statement that permanent lighting will not be permitted, as this will potentially affect local wildlife, especially bats and invertebrates.
M Highfield 27 Jun 2013

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  • Comment ID: 8350689//1
  • Status: Accepted
Section 6.7 covers the requirement to provide information for planning purposes and this includes consideration of the construction phase. The section on 'Ground Works' 4.6 might be reviewed to highlight the consideration of noise particularly if the development is to involve the installation of numerous driven metal support piles. I have assessed this process of piling and found it can create maximum noise levels of 96dB(A) at 10m with the average noise level of 91dB(A) created during a pile in