Transition Tynedale’s Response to the Warden Planning Application


Here is a positive response to planning permission 14/03064/RENE Land East Of Bridge End, Warden in accordence withTransition Tynedales adopted Aims and Objectives.

The Aims and Objectives of Transition Tynedale are to build resilience and sustainability into our local community by:

Creating, supporting and encouraging local solutions to the global problems of peak oil, climate change and economic crisis

Engaging with individules and organisations, including statutory, voluntary and business where appropriate.

The plan is for 400 solar pannels, ground mounted. Details here.


Transition Tynedale supports the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) “Presumption in favour of sustainable development”. In particular” When considering development proposals the Council will take a positive approach that reflects the presumption in favour of sustainable development contained in the NPPF. It will always work retroactively with applicants jointly to find solutions which mean that proposals can be approved wherever possible, and to secure development that improves the economic, social and environmental conditions in the area”.

The NPPF also supports the transition to a low carbon future in a changing climate and encourages

the use of renewable resources (for example, by the development of renewable energy).

The 2008 Climate change Act established the world’s first legally binding climate change target. The Boatside project is the type of Renewable Energy Scheme that supports the UK binding agreement and by implication Northumberland’s share of the agreement to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050.

I personally know the site which is well screened by trees. The properties which benefit by offsetting their present Carbon Footprint with the energy produced by the scheme are the only properties overlooking the site.

Transition Tynedale wholeheartedly supports the Green Belt Planning Statement as put forward by the applicant.

David Grundey

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