Leigh Farm Solar Project: consultation questionnaire

South Gloucestershire Council is investigating the potential for a 5MW (megawatt) ground mounted solar array at Leigh Farm 1, Pucklechurch, one of the Council's tenanted small-holdings. The site has been identified as the best council owned site for solar with the least number of constraints. It is in Pucklechurch Parish where the Parish Plan includes an ambition for a renewable energy project in the area.

We would like to hear your views before we decide whether to go ahead and apply for planning permission. Please read the summary information sheet before answering the questions.

Q1 In principle do you support the use of ground mounted solar panels for generating energy on appropriate sites in the UK?
Q2 Do you think it is appropriate for the Council to use council owned land for solar energy generation?
Q3 Based on the information that we have provided, do you think that the land to the North of the M4 motorway at Leigh Farm in Pucklechurch would be a good location for a ground mounted solar array?

South Gloucestershire Council is looking for an ownership model that delivers the greatest level of public benefit. We are considering a council owned and developed scheme or a scheme owned by a local community energy organisation

Q5 Please indicate which the following ownership options that you support?.
  I strongly support this option I support this option Neutral I am against this option I am strongly against this option
  Council owned

  Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation
Q6 Are you aware that communities across the UK are setting up community energy enterprises?
Q7 Are you aware of any interest/activity in community owned renewable energy in the local area?
Q8 Would you be interested in getting involved in a community energy enterprise?
Q9 If yes, how would you like to be involved? Tick all the options that interest you.
Q10 What do you think the priorities should be for community income generated by the community energy enterprise?
  High priority Medium priority Low priority
  Tackling fuel poverty

  Energy efficiency

  Re-investment in community energy

  Grants for local community projects


Thank you for completing the survey. If you would like to be kept informed about the proposal or if you would like to get involved in this project then please leave your details below.


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Any personal information that you have supplied will be held by South Gloucestershire Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
This information will only be used as part of this exercise and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

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