Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Assessment for solar farm

British Solar Renewables are a local solar development company, based in Butleigh, and have developed a number of solar farms within the County. They are currently carrying out assessments at Aller Court to determine whether or not this would be a suitable location for a solar farm. This includes aquatic invertebrate surveys which requires them to erect a small number of solar panels within the site.
They want to inform you that these are only surveys and an application for a solar farm has not yet been submitted or permission granted without your knowledge.
Once these surveys and other technical assessments have been concluded and if this is a suitable site for a solar farm, they would consult direct with the Parish Council and the local community, to gauge local opinions and provide information on such a proposal. If the programme remains on track, this is likely to be in June/July this year.
 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

EA Dredging Briefing 9

With no direct effect on the village, the latest briefing from The Environment Agency is reproduced here for interest. Work is proceeding and as the weather improves and things dry out, the pace should quicken.

A reminder for retail businesses that have been affected by the flooding: South Somerset District Council have issued an application form and guidance for the Retail Rate Relief Scheme. Read the Fact Sheet here.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Langport Range Firing

There is an amendment to the timings for the period ending 27-04-14, including additional dates and activity. It s published here.

The timings for firing on the Langport Range for the period 28-04-14 to 11-05-14 are available here.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Dredging, Briefing 8

At present, most of the dredging activities being carried out by the Environment Agency have a minimal direct effect on our village. This is the last of the Bulletins we will post on this website, but we will keep you informed if there are any urgent messages. You can see Bulletin 8, issued 11/04/14, here.

All future bulletins will be available on the Gov.uk website.

If you want to find out more about the 20 year plan which has now been published, follow this link. http://somersetnewsroom.com/2014/03/06/a-big-step-forward/

Monday, 7 April 2014

Langport Firing Notice

The details of firing on the Langport Range for 14/04 - 27/04 can be found here.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Dredging - Briefing 7

Briefing 7 from the Environment Agency details the work now taking place on the Parrett at Moorland House Farm. With improving ground conditions work should start soon on the opposite bank, with silt being carried directly onto adjacent fields.

All the details are here.

The link below takes you to the Governemnt website for other relevant information.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/somerset-levels-and-moors-reducing-the-risk-of-flooding

Thursday, 3 April 2014

SSDC Grants for flood affected businesses

SSDC have issued forms for flood affected businesses in their area to apply for Business Support Grants, Repair and Renew Grants and Business Rate relief.
You can download the form here if this applies to your business.