The Scoping Report – what does it cover?

As we touched on in a previous post, a Scoping Report gets submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. In the words of the developer: This will present the development proposals and will describe how we will assess any potential impacts to the existing environment. The feedback that Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd receives on this document from the... Continue Reading →


The ‘Community Project Update’ has arrived

Fresh on the doormat this morning - the Community Project Update leaflet has arrived, along with a letter from Hugh Brennan. The eight page A5 glossy leaflet reminds us about the community consultation events that happened in December. It extols the potential benefits of the project. It analyses the feedback, including analysing how informative the... Continue Reading →

Examining the “s51 advice”

In Friday's post I started looking into what is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. It was quite a long post and had many links and acronyms - sorry! The world of planning is complex and process-driven, so I thought it would be useful to start looking at the detail of all this in a series of... Continue Reading →

What is National Infrastructure?

Warning: this article contains acronyms The Cleve Hill Solar Park proposal exceeds 50MW in scale. This is so huge that it qualifies as a "Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP)". There's a process for this... Cleve Hill Solar Park explains in their literature that they will be "applying for a Development Consent Order (DCO) through the Planning Inspectorate.... Continue Reading →

More views from the marsh

Thanks to Declan for sharing these great shots of the marsh. The first few are from back in October: And these ones are from May on a walk of the Saxon Shore Way from The Sportsman round to Nagden Marsh  

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