Planning for
Renewable
Energy in
Cornwall
Adrian Lea
Manager; Natural Resources Planning Team
Renewable Energy in Cornwall
Eden Project June 2010
County Hall Sept 2010
8wk consultation ends 6th
August 2010
Engaging in the Process
• Site finding & evaluation
• Pre-application discussions
• Community Engagement
• Environmental I...
Site finding & evaluation
• Ideally – brownfield, previously used,
contaminated or derelict sites
• Check;
Ecology
Archaeo...
Pre-application discussions
why bother?
• It’s free ! (in Cornwall)
• Explanation of policy & guidance
• Provides clarity ...
Pre-application discussions
your role
• Check the Development Plan
• Visit the site
• Establish site characteristics, cons...
Environmental Impact Assessment
• Large scale solar arrays not expressly
referred to in Regulations
• Apply for Screening ...
Community Engagement
• Why bother?
• Improves quality &
efficiency of
decisions
• Minimises
unnecessary & costly
conflict
...
Preparing the Planning Application
• Collaborative
Approach
• Landscape impact
• Ground maintenance
• Security
• Ecology
•...
Landscape & Visual Impact
LVIA
Tracking
Glint & Glare
Agricultural Land Classification &
Ground Maintenance
• Avoid highest grade
agricultural land
• Maintaining the grass
swar...
Security
Ecology
Avoid sensitive sites
No intensive agricultural activities
Encourage & promote diversity
Huge opportunities – opti...
Longevity - Ground Anchors
Submission & Consultation
• Application fee
• Validation
• Consultation
• Liaison
• Member site visit
• Member training
• ...
Issues Facing Local Authorities
• Renewable energy targets
• Number of planning applications
• Cumulative impact
• Duratio...
Adrian Lea
Manager; Natural Resources
Planning Team
alea@cornwall.gov.uk
01872 322314
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)

    1. 1. Planning for Renewable Energy in Cornwall Adrian Lea Manager; Natural Resources Planning Team
    2. 2. Renewable Energy in Cornwall
    3. 3. Eden Project June 2010 County Hall Sept 2010
    4. 4. 8wk consultation ends 6th August 2010
    5. 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. 6. Site finding & evaluation • Ideally – brownfield, previously used, contaminated or derelict sites • Check; Ecology Archaeology Agricultural Land Classification Landscape/Visual Designations Grid Connection
    7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. Preparing the Planning Application • Collaborative Approach • Landscape impact • Ground maintenance • Security • Ecology • Ground Anchors • Access tracks • Grid connection • Duration
    12. 12. Landscape & Visual Impact LVIA Tracking Glint & Glare
    13. 13. Agricultural Land Classification & Ground Maintenance • Avoid highest grade agricultural land • Maintaining the grass sward – Mowing Strimming Spraying Mulching Grazing
    14. 14. Security
    15. 15. Ecology Avoid sensitive sites No intensive agricultural activities Encourage & promote diversity Huge opportunities – optimise safety & security Built structures
    16. 16. Longevity - Ground Anchors
    17. 17. Submission & Consultation • Application fee • Validation • Consultation • Liaison • Member site visit • Member training • Speaking at Planning Committee • Planning conditions (S106)
    18. 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. 19. Adrian Lea Manager; Natural Resources Planning Team alea@cornwall.gov.uk 01872 322314
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