planning

May 17, 2022
A battery energy storage system (BESS) being developed by Aura Power at Drax in Yorkshire has been granted planning permission.
April 1, 2022
Solar Energy Scotland has called on the government to remove legacy planning barriers for both large and small solar developments.
March 30, 2022
The increasing capacity of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the UK is leading to the development of new types of contractual arrangements, while financing is “developing at a rapid pace”, according to Jonathan Cohen, head of energy at law firm Howard Kennedy.
January 10, 2022
After a transformational 2021 for UK solar, Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville reveals that the UK’s solar pipeline now stands at a staggering 37GW, and explores the reasons behind such meteoric growth.
September 7, 2021
New guidance on solar PV has been proposed by the government as part of its review into the energy National Policy Statements (NPSs).
June 16, 2021
A new solar farm set to have an installed capacity of up to 50MW has been approved by Leeds City Council.
October 16, 2019
​The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
November 6, 2018
As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.
January 11, 2018
Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.
August 10, 2017
Huntingdonshire District Council is to prioritise solar over onshore wind developments as it seeks to bolster renewables in the area.

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