People in Cornwall asked for their views on new draft Renewable Energy guidance
People in Cornwall asked for their views on new draft Renewable Energy guidance.
Local residents and communities in Cornwall are being asked for their views on a new draft planning document to provide guidance on how renewable energy resources like wind, solar, wave, geothermal and biomass, should be deployed without harming Cornwall’s unique environment and heritage.
The draft Renewable Energy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which has been produced by the Council’s Planning service, contains guidance on a range of renewable energy technologies. It also provides an explanation of community ownership and highlights the importance of effective community engagement before planning applications are submitted and contains detailed guidance on specific issues such as landscape and cumulative impact (in particular for wind turbines and solar farms).
Consultation on the SDP, which includes general guidance relating to all renewable energy technologies and specific siting and design guidance, will run from 23 January until Friday 27 March 2014.
The documents will be available on the website at: www.cornwall.gov.uk/renewablespd