Renewable Energy Schemes
Advertising Standards Authority Complaint - September 2012
The Parish Council have recently been advised of the following complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority regarding literature circulated in the Parish;
Parish Council Statement 12th June 2012
Origin Energy’s Phase 2 report on potential options for pursuing renewable energy projects, within the Parish, outlines a number of wide ranging potential opportunities which may be worthy of further consideration. The Parish Council remains basically supportive of the principle of renewable energy and energy conservation, but recognises the limited extent of its own powers to be directly involved in any business operation to implement any of the options. This limits the potential for the Parish to benefit directly from income generated by any renewable energy schemes, which had been a significant reason for the Parish Council originally looking into the idea.
The Phase 2 report does, however, indicate how the local community might benefit from pursuing renewable energy projects through the formation of a Community Renewable Energy Enterprise non profit making company. It is noted that there is some interest in developing this concept through the embryonic ‘Sustainable Sitlington’ approach. The Parish Council will monitor the progress of this initiative and will take an independent view of any proposals which may brought forward in the future.
The Parish Council wishes to make it clear that it would only support any future community based renewable energy proposals which would be for the benefit of the community as a whole. The Parish Council also wishes to affirm its commitment to statements within the Parish Plan regarding protecting the countryside, its wildlife and its value for countryside recreational activities.
Press Statement 25th April 2012
Sitlington Parish Council received a presentation by Origin Energy CIC at an Additional Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 23rd April 2012. The presentation was on the ‘Draft Renewable Community Energy Study for Sitlington’ dated April 2012. The Parish Council was made aware at this meeting that the deadline for completion of this report had been extended by the Local Energy Assessment Fund from 31st March to 30th April. The Parish Council were unaware of this extension before the presentation but are now expecting the final report by Tuesday 1st May at the earliest.
A copy of the draft report is available via the link below and the final copy will be made available as soon as it is received. This is at the request of residents of Sitlington Parish.
At the meeting of the Parish Council held on Tuesday 7th February 2012, Parish Councillors present voted in the majority to accept funding for and to proceed with this report. This decision was made based on the information contained in the ‘Sitlington Parish Wind Turbine Feasibility Study Phase 1 Report’ dated February 2011 (also available via link below). At the presentation by Origin CIC held on Monday 23rd April Parish Councillors were advised that the creation of a Community Renewable Energy Enterprise (CREE) was a necessary criterion for receiving this funding.
A Renewable Community Energy Study for Sitlington report click here
For access to the Sitlington Parish Wind Turbine Feasibility Study Report - Phase One please click here.