We’re very pleased to say we now have planning permission for our first installation, at Stoke Edith. You can see a copy on our downloads page.
Pomona will be taking part in the Seeds for the Future event at the Courtyard Theatre, Hereford on Thursday (6pm-9.30pm), as part of the h-energy festivities. It will be an evening of music, film, story telling and discussion around the future of living more sustainably in Herefordshire and there will be a chance to pick up a share offer document for Pomona and to ask us any questions you have about our plans.
We had a great turn out for the H-Energy Market Place in High Town, Hereford on Saturday. Many thanks to everyone who came to visit our stall and the enthusiasm shown for Pomona’s plans. Our ‘sunshine sing along’ accompanied by the H-Energy travelling piano was great fun and may feature in the next edition of the Hereford Times, as we spotted their photographer in the crowd.
It’s great to see the first share applications arrive too, so thanks again and please keep them coming!
We’re delighted that Tarrington Parish Council have since supported our planning application formerly. The environmental health officer for the council has no objections either and we’ve had a number of supportive comments submitted so far from members of the public – many thanks!
We’re arranging to attend the Stoke Edith parish meeting this weekend to explain more to them and we’re gearing up for the launch of the first share offer at ‘h-energy’ Market Place in High Town, Hereford, on Saturday 10-3.30pm. Be sure to come and see us then, to find out more.
On Monday night we were warmly welcomed to the Tarrington Parish Council meeting to present the scheme to them. The councillors asked a number of interesting questions about how it would work and recognised that it was very much in line with the Core Strategy for reducing carbon in the county. We hope this means they will be supportive of the planning application, which they are currently being consulted on.
We’re pleased to see that the transport officer for the Council has also reviewed our planning application and has no objections to what we are proposing at Glebe Farm.
Comments are now invited on our planning application at Glebe Farm, near Stoke Edith – please click here to support it. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 8th October, so please do this as soon as you can. Your support is really appreciated.
One of Herefordshire Council’s ecologists has reviewed our planning application and the ecology report included within this and has stated that he agrees with the findings and has no objection to our proposal.
We are delighted that Jonathan Porritt, leading environmentalist and writer, has recently lent his support to Pomona Solar and its vision for community owned solar arrays in Herefordshire:
“On my last visit to Herefordshire, I gave a talk in which I challenged the audience to make Herefordshire the leading solar county of the UK – and Pomona Solar Co-op is definitely part of the response to that challenge. PSC is aiming to install solar arrays (both ground-mounted and on roofs) in suitable locations across the county. This is all about low-carbon energy security for individuals, for communities and for the county as a whole, and I sincerely hope that everyone concerned about energy and climate change in Herefordshire will become a member and will help Pomona realise this ambitious and much-needed initiative.”