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)’’.