Blairgowrie Advertiser

Solar farm plans


A renewable energy developer has sent notificati­on to Perth and Kinross Council it intends to consult the public on a proposal to create a new solar farm on land north of Kinrossie next year.

Solar 2 has submitted a Proposal of Applicatio­n Notice (PAN) to the local authority saying it is seeking to arrange two in-person community consultati­on events in nearby Burrelton in March regarding its plans to form a new solar farm on a near 250-acre site west of Saucher.

The company’s agents, Atmos Consulting, has told PKC in its PAN:“The proposed developmen­t is to construct and operate a solar farm with an estimated export capacity of up to 49.9MW.

“The proposed developmen­t consists of ground-mounted photovolta­ic solar modules and associated infrastruc­ture.

“This is likely to include access roads, cabling, invertor platforms, control room, DNO station, storage containers, security fencing and CCTV and [a] temporary constructi­on compound but will be subject to an iterative design process.”

The notice goes on to say the two planned in-person community consultati­on events are proposed to be held at the Three Witches Tearoom near Burrelton in March next year.

The document continues:“The applicant is proposing to establish a Community Liaison Group (CLG) consisting of representa­tives of the closest residents to the site (in the absence of a community council)’’.

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