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British Solar Renewables – Knowl Green

How PLMR supported British Solar Renewables with stakeholder engagement for its proposed solar farm in Braintree


British Solar Renewables

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The Situation

The PLMR Built Environment team was appointed by British Solar Renewables (BSR) to undertake a programme of community engagement to support its planning application for a 49.99mw solar development on Land at Bakers Road, Knowl Green.

What we did

PLMR focussed on building political and public support by emphasising the urgent need for renewable energy, addressing both the climate crisis and the cost-of-living crisis. The engagement program involved a variety of activities from issuing letters to immediate neighbours and information leaflets to engaging key stakeholders. Advertising for the consultation also included a letter to immediate neighbours offering them bespoke meetings, a poster, a local press release sent to local media, and a dedicated project website.

The Result

We undertook a full best-practice consultation and achieved a balanced response with a mix of positive and constructive feedback. The planning application is due to be submitted to Braintree District Council later in 2023.

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