Gisburn field could become solar panel farm

Gisburn field could become solar panel farm

Gisburn field could become solar panel farm

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A GISBURN field could be turned into a solar panel ‘farm’ after developers approached Ribble Valley Council.

Land to the north and south of Coal Pit Lane has been earmarked as a potential site for the erection of a solar photovoltaic (PV) development.

Leeds-based ADAS, the UK’s largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, said it expected a full planning application to be drawn up in the next two months.

Kenny Dhillon (CORRECT), the planning consultant for the project, said a full public consultation would follow in due course.

He described the scheme, which involves a number of free-standing panels generating carbon-free electricity, as ‘small-to-medium’ in size.

Mr Dhillon said: “We requested a screening opinion from the council to find out if we did submit a planning application, would we require an Environmental Impact Assessment; they said no.

“The plan is essentially a solar farm made up of solar panels. There are no buildings involved, just free-standing structures.

“We will submit a full planning application in the next couple of months. The number of panels is still to be decided. We are just the consultants on behalf of the applicant, who doesn’t want to be named publicly yet.

“We are specialists in renewable energy and we have chosen this area through a long-winded selection process. We only take on sites which have the lowest impact on residents.

“We have a good track record of choosing sites and working with communities. This is a small-to-medium scale project for us but there will be a full public consultation exercise. We want to talk to people.”

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8:37pm Sun 3 Aug 14

shytalk says...

We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things
We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things shytalk
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9:36pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Eric Shawn says...

shytalk wrote:
We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things
Yeh ! canabis !
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things[/p][/quote]Yeh ! canabis ! Eric Shawn
  • Score: 2

9:52am Mon 4 Aug 14

The old faithfull says...

Eric Shawn wrote:
shytalk wrote:
We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things
Yeh ! canabis !
we also need a pub in this village too
[quote][p][bold]Eric Shawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: We need electric, and some people may object to this for whatever reason, but what would they prefer an environmentally friendly scheme such as this or a nuclear power station building in Gisburn? Perhaps these panels could be mounted in such a way as the space underneath them could be utilized. Perhaps to store farm machinery/ silage bales, or maybe even to grow things[/p][/quote]Yeh ! canabis ![/p][/quote]we also need a pub in this village too The old faithfull
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