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

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Environment Agency 17 Jul 2013

Guidance Note The Planning Application The Planning Application

  • Comment ID: 1020673//1
  • Status: Accepted
Flood Risk Due to the size of solar parks, the applicant will be expected to submit a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) with any planning application submission, giving consideration to the impact of drainage. Any concentration of run-off could lead to localised flood risk, especially where under-lying soils are not naturally free draining. To overcome this, SUDS drainage techniques should be adopted, such as small swales and infiltration trenches. To avoid the concentration of flows along their len
Deleted User 14 Jul 2013

Guidance Note The Planning Application The Planning Application

  • Comment ID: 705793//5
  • Status: Accepted
6.1 We are pleased to note the advice in the document to engage with local communities at an early stage and to allow for any application to be as transparent as possible by providing all the relevant information. 6.10 & 6.11 CPRE are particularly pleased to see these two points relating to the sites being regarded as temporary use of land and the procedure for removal and disposal. Solar PV arrays (as with other energy sources) are a fast moving and technologically advancing market. All of thi
Wrington Parish Council 12 Jul 2013

Guidance Note The Planning Application The Planning Application

  • Comment ID: 1019201//3
  • Status: Accepted
6.1 It would be appreciated if the words 'through the town or parish council' can be added at the end of the first sentence, which fits much better with the objectives of NSC's Parish Charter. The third sentence should read 'the potential' and not 'potential the'! In the penultimate sentence, add a comma before 'if requested'. 6.5 The last sentence should be amended to read 'Generally, an EIA is likely to be needed ...' and, later, 'and is likely to be required for larger scale developments'.
Deleted User 08 Jul 2013

Guidance Note The Planning Application The Planning Application

  • Comment ID: 8319265//6
  • Status: Accepted
This chapter follows-on well from the previous chapter, and chapter 6.1 should be linked to any support the council can offer in running effective community engagement at early and later stages. When providing guidance on EIA thresholds, paragraph 6.4 could benefit from providing further examples and context of the appearance of half a hectare of solar PV. For instance, that half a hectare is equivalent to 5,000m2 of development - and this could, depending on panels and spacing, be equivalent t
Deleted User 05 Jul 2013

Guidance Note The Planning Application The Planning Application

  • Comment ID: 8369217//8
  • Status: Accepted
The Mendip Hills AONB unit is currently working with Natural England to help produce a Visibility Map for the Mendip Hills AONB. This research analyses an area within 20km of the AONB and identifies which bits of land can be seen from the AONB. This will shortly be made available and it may be worth including as evidence that prospective solar PV development applicants for could be directed.