Green energy production

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What policies in the London Plan and in supplementary planning guidance encourage the development of solar panel farms?


Answer for Green energy production

Answer for Green energy production

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Plan policies 5.1 to 5.8 encourage the generation of decentralised low and zero carbon energy in London. More specifically, London Plan policy 5.5 Decentralised Energy Networks and policy 5.7 Renewable Energy would support the development of local zero carbon energy production such as solar panel farms, subject to avoiding any adverse impacts. The Sustainable Design and Construction supplementary planning guidance encourages boroughs to develop energy master plans (para 2.4.12), including opportunities for the installation of renewable energy technologies (section 2.5) such as solar panels.