Say Yes to Worminster Down

SAY YES TO THE WORMINSTER DOWN SOLAR ARRAY

Please support the Good Energy proposal to erect a solar array on Worminster Down, North Wootton. We are urging all ACE subscribers and members to write to the Planning Inspectorate to support this case. ACE are in discussions about a potential partnership on this scheme!

Why is this important?

What is there not to like? This locally supported project will generate enough clean, safe and secure electricity for 3,400 homes which is equivalent to 71% of homes in Wells. Wildlife habitats will be enhanced with hedge and tree planting and the installation of bat and bird boxes. The land will also continue to be used for grazing sheep. The site is on a hill and not visible from nearby roads or the nearby village of North Wootton.
There will be a financial community benefit for local residents. ACE supports renewable energy, where there is local community support, financial community benefit, and when sites are located on non crop producing land. We see renewable energy as being gentler on the planet and part of creating sustainable communities and thereby securing a better future for our children and grandchildren.

How do I support this?

1) You can sign a petition at 38 Degrees here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/say-yes-to-the-worminster-down-solar-array

2) Online: Visit the Planning Inspectorate website – https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?CaseID=3003992&CoID=0
Create an account, reference the appeal number 3003992 and submit a comment

3) Email: Reference appeal number 3003992 in the subject of your email and send your comments to teamp2@pins.gsi.gov.uk

4). In writing: Reference appeal number 3003992 in your letter and post your comments to:

FAO Terry Scott
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/13
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN

Please be aware of posting timeframes, comments will not be accepted after 22nd April 2015

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