Author: Julian Stringer

  • Mapping down for essential maintenance

    Maps on the site are currently being updated between 17:00 16/10/2023 until this notice is withdrawn, during the update all mapping functions will be tested so will need to be available, but results cannot be predicted and shouldn’t be relied on. Update: 21:30 16/10/2023 The maps and references to them have now all been updated…

  • Power Allotments Devon

    Power Allotments Devon

    On Tuesday 13th September I attended a webinar to introduce Power Allotments Devon along with colleagues from TECs. This Devon wide project hopes to encourage local communities to build, own and benefit from their own renewable energy power station projects across Devon, creating spaces for biodiversity net gain and generating an income for local people.…

  • Electricity should be renewable and as local as possible

    This post considers the proposition that most energy could be generated from renewables near to where it is needed. This article starts with a brief history of the electricity network, which reminds us that its origins were local in nature, and of how the grid evolved. History of the electricity network In 1881 the town…

  • Why are electricity prices rising?

    Why are electricity prices rising?

    We examine the reasons behind the dramatic rises in electricity prices following the unprecedented rises in fossil fuel prices, and why reductions in renewable prices have had no effect.

  • Responding to part 3 of the local plan consultation-  sites for renewable energy

    Responding to part 3 of the local plan consultation- sites for renewable energy

    ACT plans to respond to the wind and solar energy section of TDC’s third part of its consultation on the local plan. We encourage you to do the same. To find out more about these proposals, how to respond and how to share your views

  • ACT Responds to the Local Plan

    ACT has produced a response to the local plan in two parts. We have looked at carbon emissions arising as a consequence of the sites proposed, here the principles relate to the plan in general. Climate related aspects of the plan Our wildlife wardens have been busy gathering information about many sites, and some have…

  • An idea for the Heart of Teignbridge

    An idea for the Heart of Teignbridge

    The government demands that the local plan provides sites for about 750 houses per year over the next 20 years in Teignbridge. Where homes are built makes a difference to carbon emissions. If you build small flats in town centres: There are fewer emissions from construction. There are fewer ongoing emissions. You don’t need a…

  • Site options for the Teignbridge local plan to be consulted on

    A meeting of the council executive on 1st June passed a motion to run a public consultation on site options for the local plan from 14th June to 9th August. Executive Committee meeting You can watch the proceedings of the executive committee here , this gives access to a recording of the whole meeting, the…

  • Fast Access tool for planning applications

    We have written a tool which enables you to see details of all active planning applications on a single interactive page. This enables applications to be filtered by date range, parish, ward or Wildlife Warden area, type, decision level. Text search on address, proposal and document description and title is also provided. A summary of…

  • Teignbridge progress with the climate and ecological emergency

    Cllr. Jackie Hook, executive member for Climate Change, Flooding and Coastal Defence reported to Teignbridge District Council’s (TDC) Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9th February 2021. Here is a video clip of her report She reported on TDC’s work on Climate change and the Ecological Emergency: TDC appointed William Elliot in February 2020 as Climate…