Powering up Britian

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero “manifesto for the future”. The document was drawn up after the High Court ruled the government’s existing plans were not sufficient to meet its climate targets. A central plank of the strategy is to store CO2 under the North Sea. But scientists say even this plan will notContinue reading “Powering up Britian”

Flood management in areas currently at risk

“We found that flooding increases most in places where risk is already high now“. North Dairy Farm – No sustainable drainage system is planned by the developer for the area covered by impermeable solar panels. The Flood Extent Map shows the North Dairy Farm Site surrounded by Flood Zones 2. and 3. and bisected byContinue reading “Flood management in areas currently at risk”

Brownfield first – Government Consultation

  The planning system isn’t working for the countryside or the communities within it. While waiting lists for social housing in rural areas are on the rise, developers continue to plough huge, unaffordable estates into our precious green spaces. It’s no good for people, and it’s no good for the countryside.  But now we have a bigContinue reading “Brownfield first – Government Consultation”

 ‘Incredibly Easy for Thieves’

Solar farms – the risk of rural enterprise Setting up solar farms is proving to bring a unique set of risks when it comes to potential theft: Solar farm security On the bright side, however, professional security measures can actively prevent solar farm theft and some of the equipment used, such as monitored CCTV, canContinue reading ” ‘Incredibly Easy for Thieves’”

Solar Farm – Planning Permission Refused

Birchall Green Farm, Sinton Green, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NT Area 21 ha (52 acres) 46,170 panels – Planning Ref : 21/01846/FUL The Birchall Green Farm solar development would have been smaller than the proposed North Dairy Farm ‘major’ development. Still, its rural location, and the harms identified to the settings of its surroundings, are pertinentContinue reading “Solar Farm – Planning Permission Refused”

A Dorset Council Guide

Snippets from the: Offical-Wessex-Ridgeway-Trail-Guide (dorsetcouncil.gov.uk) “On a clear day, you can enjoy spectacular views reaching out across the Blackmore Vale as far as King Alfred’s Tower. “ Thank you to members of the British Horse Society, Ramblers’ Association and all the landowners whose help and support made this multi-use trail possible.The trail has been developedContinue reading “A Dorset Council Guide”

UK installed most new offshore wind 

Europe installed 17 GW (11 GW in the EU-27) of new wind capacity in 2021. This is not even half of what the EU should be building to be on track to deliver its 2030 Climate and Energy goals. 81% of the new wind installation in Europe last year were onshore wind. Sweden, Germany, andContinue reading “UK installed most new offshore wind “