A draft application for a large solar farm at Penpergwm, north of A40 near Abergavenny, is attracting considerable attention. Unlike most planning applications, its size is such that it will be made to the Welsh Planning Inspectorate who will make a recommendation to the Welsh Government on whether this project meets national planning policy for renewable energy projects. Full details are at Penpergwm Solar Farm | The Proposal and views are wanted by 25 August. There is a webinar tonight at 7pm and on 5 August at 1pm – Penpergwm Solar Farm | The Process – and you will need to register.
Following their consultations on Options earlier this year, Monmouthshire CC have started statutory consultations on their Preferred Option for the Replacement Local Development Plan. Their final strategic preference is little different from their initial preference in January, but it is important that you respond at this formal stage. This is the last chance for you to oppose or support their strategy for encouraging more development in the county – the next stage, later this year, will be adding the details. The deadline is 31 August.