Renewable energy planning consultation
A consultation is being carried out by South Ribble Borough Council on new planning guidance for renewable energy projects across the borough.
The draft document sets out advice and guidance on the appropriate location and suitability of renewable and low carbon energy schemes in South Ribble.
Residents, developers and those with an interest in renewable energy are being invited to comment on the proposed new planning guidance for the borough.
The type of development covered by the guidance includes:
- Wind turbines
- Hydro-electric turbines
- Photovoltaic solar panels
- Ground source heat pumps
- Biomass fuelled boilers
Councillor Cliff Hughes, South Ribble Borough Council's cabinet member with responsibility for strategic planning and housing, said:"We have seen an increase in the number of planning applications and enquiries about renewable and low carbon energy projects in South Ribble and this new document sets out how we will assess this type of development in future.
"It gives guidance, advice and clarity on how we plan to balance the needs of protecting our environment with the growing demand for renewable energy and low carbon technology. We are now consulting on the document and are keen to hear people's views."
The consultation runs for six weeks until Thursday 28 February. The draft document can be seen here and copies are available from the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, and all libraries in South Ribble.
People can make comments on a feedback form available from the council's website or from the Civic Centre and local libraries. Forms can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to: Forward Planning Team, South Ribble Borough Council, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH.
Once the consultation is completed, the council will consider any changes to the guidance and the final version of the document is expected to be approved in late spring/summer this year.
Last updated: 13 May 2013