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.
In principle do you support the use of ground mounted solar panels for generating energy on appropriate sites in the UK?
If you ticked No or Unsure, please explain why
Do you think it is appropriate for the Council to use council owned land for solar energy generation?
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?
Please use this space to make any comments that you have about the proposals to use this site for solar.
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
Please indicate which the following ownership options that you support?.
I strongly support this option
I support this option
I am against this option
I am strongly against this option
Council owned I strongly support this option
Council owned I support this option
Council owned Neutral
Council owned I am against this option
Council owned I am strongly against this option
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation I strongly support this option
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation I support this option
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation Neutral
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation I am against this option
Council leases the land to a local community energy organisation I am strongly against this option
Are you aware that communities across the UK are setting up community energy enterprises?
Are there any that you have heard of which you think are a good example?
Are you aware of any interest/activity in community owned renewable energy in the local area?
Would you be interested in getting involved in a community energy enterprise?
If yes, how would you like to be involved? Tick all the options that interest you.
Helping to set-up and govern the enterprise
Providing specialist expertise (e.g technical, legal, financial, community engagement or marketing).
Investing in a community share offer
Benefiting from community income generated
If you ticked 'other', please specify
What do you think the priorities should be for community income generated by the community energy enterprise?
Tackling fuel poverty
Tackling fuel poverty High priority
Tackling fuel poverty Medium priority
Tackling fuel poverty Low priority
Energy efficiency High priority
Energy efficiency Medium priority
Energy efficiency Low priority
Re-investment in community energy
Re-investment in community energy High priority
Re-investment in community energy Medium priority
Re-investment in community energy Low priority
Grants for local community projects
Grants for local community projects High priority
Grants for local community projects Medium priority
Grants for local community projects Low priority
Other High priority
Other Medium priority
Other Low priority
If 'other', please specify
Are there any other comments that you would like to make?
Please tell us your postcode? This will help us understand how close you live to the site.
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.
Your phone number
Your e-mail address (if applicable)
Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Please click SUBMIT to send your response.
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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