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Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)
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Planning Renewable Energy In Cornwall - Adrian Lea (Cornwall Council)

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    • 1. Planning for Renewable Energy in Cornwall Adrian Lea Manager; Natural Resources Planning Team
    • 2. Renewable Energy in Cornwall
    • 3. Eden Project June 2010 County Hall Sept 2010
    • 4. 8wk consultation ends 6th August 2010
    • 5. Engaging in the Process • Site finding & evaluation • Pre-application discussions • Community Engagement • Environmental Impact Assessment • Preparing the planning application • Submission & Consultation • Planning Committee • Post Determination
    • 6. Site finding & evaluation • Ideally – brownfield, previously used, contaminated or derelict sites • Check; Ecology Archaeology Agricultural Land Classification Landscape/Visual Designations Grid Connection
    • 7. Pre-application discussions why bother? • It’s free ! (in Cornwall) • Explanation of policy & guidance • Provides clarity & assurance • Identifies need for specialist input • Work together – deliver benefits • Optimise potential of a site • Saves time, cost & frustration – for both of us.
    • 8. Pre-application discussions your role • Check the Development Plan • Visit the site • Establish site characteristics, constraints and opportunities • Prepare draft design principles for the site based on the findings of the site survey work • Check our standards & requirements
    • 9. Environmental Impact Assessment • Large scale solar arrays not expressly referred to in Regulations • Apply for Screening – public register • Necessary to judge likely effects of development on environment
    • 10. Community Engagement • Why bother? • Improves quality & efficiency of decisions • Minimises unnecessary & costly conflict • Educates all participants • Promotes social cohesion • Offers communities a tangible role in decision making • Positive contribution to planning
    • 11. Preparing the Planning Application • Collaborative Approach • Landscape impact • Ground maintenance • Security • Ecology • Ground Anchors • Access tracks • Grid connection • Duration
    • 12. Landscape & Visual Impact LVIA Tracking Glint & Glare
    • 13. Agricultural Land Classification & Ground Maintenance • Avoid highest grade agricultural land • Maintaining the grass sward – Mowing Strimming Spraying Mulching Grazing
    • 14. Security
    • 15. Ecology Avoid sensitive sites No intensive agricultural activities Encourage & promote diversity Huge opportunities – optimise safety & security Built structures
    • 16. Longevity - Ground Anchors
    • 17. Submission & Consultation • Application fee • Validation • Consultation • Liaison • Member site visit • Member training • Speaking at Planning Committee • Planning conditions (S106)
    • 18. Issues Facing Local Authorities • Renewable energy targets • Number of planning applications • Cumulative impact • Duration of permission • Employment opportunities • Community gain • Gamekeeper & Poacher • Reference Plants • Member Training • FIT time constraints – • planning • construction • connectivity
    • 19. Adrian Lea Manager; Natural Resources Planning Team alea@cornwall.gov.uk 01872 322314

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