In September 2014 TGC Renewables submitted a planning application 17/05539/VAR for a 14000 Solar Panel site within the Parish of Neen Sollars. The application was fiercely contested by the Parishioners and dismissed by Shropshire Council, however on appeal the decision was overturned and the site was developed. The development has been subsequently sold several times and now owned by a company called Lightsource.
Within the planning process an offer of a Community Deed was made of £1000.00 per annum per megawatt of peak solar capacity for the first 10 years of operation of the Scheme which commenced April 2017, this offer was not conditional on planning approval by the Parish Council.
The panels have a capacity of 3.748 Mw per annum and the Parish Council receive the funds in April.
To apply for funding is as simple as writing a letter to Milson and Neen Sollars Parish Council with your idea. Your proposal will be put before the Parish Council at the next meeting.