Havering Solar Farm

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0285
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Havering's planning committee recently rejected plans for a solar panel farm. Are your planning policies on photovoltaics strong enough to ensure that London gets the renewable energy facilities we need?

Answer

Answer for Havering Solar Farm

Answer for Havering Solar Farm

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, my London Plan policies, specifically policy 5.5 Decentralised Energy Networks and policy 5.7 Renewable Energy would support the development of solar panel farms, subject to compliance with other London Plan objectives such as making the most efficient use of land and protecting the green belt.