Flint Landfill and Crumps Yard Solar PV Final Business Cases
Decision Maker: Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Expired 13/07/20
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To provide Members with the final business cases for solar PV developments at Flint Landfill and Crumps Yard following planning permission and tender exercise to determine capital costs. Members to review the business cases to ensure they are robust prior to final review by Cabinet.
Councillor Bithell introduced a report on the final business cases for proposals to develop solar PV developments at two brownfield sites (Flint Landfill and Crumps Yard) following the conclusion of intensive pre-development activities. Whilst planning permission had been obtained for the development at Flint Landfill, a decision on Crumps Yard was expected early in the New Year. Councillor Bithell outlined the main considerations from the report including a number of financial and environmental benefits from the scheme which would contribute towards local and national priorities.
The Chief Officer (Planning, Environment & Economy) said that the report provided detailed technical and financial information on the scheme.
The Committee was introduced to the Energy Conservation Engineer (Sadie Waterhouse) who provided clarification on the financial implications, contractual requirements and community benefits. Following a request from the Chairman, she agreed to circulate site location plans to the Committee.
The Chairman said that more detail on the community benefits would be welcomed by Members. The Chief Officer spoke about a shift in the procurement strategy to achieve broader environmental benefits.
On behalf of the Committee, the Chairman thanked officers for the report and welcomed its positive contribution towards climate change.
The recommendation was moved by Councillor Shotton and seconded by Councillor Dunbobbin.
That the Project and Business Case be supported for the development of Crumps Yard, Connah’s Quay and Flint Landfill for ground mounted solar photovoltaic uses.
Report author: Sadie Smith
Publication date: 11/02/2020
Date of decision: 10/12/2019
Decided at meeting: 10/12/2019 - Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Expired 13/07/20