Potential renewable expansion in Congresbury and Puxton agreed

A further workshop is planned for Nailsea and Tickenham for February 12. 

A further workshop is planned for Nailsea and Tickenham for February 12. - Credit: EdWhiteImages/101images

Some residents in Congresbury and Puxton have given the green light to source more renewable energy from the area.

Last month, people were asked to attend a workshop run by an energy charity to encourage grassroot involvement in a scheme that hopes to increase the use of renewables. 

Workshop attendees have now conditionally supported the potential expansion of existing solar farms and development of wind turbines in the area.

A location next to the M5, near Hewish, was deemed suitable for 100 metre wind turbines; however under the condition they would be owned in common so that all profits are returned to the community. Attendees supported the installation of up to 15 turbines in total.

Participants also supported a significant expansion of four existing solar farms, with the potential to treble in size.

A consultation will ask residents to have their say on further increases of renewables in the area and closes March 14. To submit comments to the plans click here.

A further workshop is planned for Nailsea and Tickenham on February 12, to register your interest click here.