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Dear Resident,


I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Low Carbon Limited to introduce proposals for a new solar farm, to be known as Knightcote Road Solar Farm, and to ask for your views.

For further information, we have enclosed an information leaflet with this letter.

Knightcote Road Solar Farm is situated approximately 750m south of Bishop’s Itchington and approximately 900m north-west of Knightcote.

Low Carbon is a British-owned investment and asset management company which is committed to making a positive and significant impact on the causes of climate change. Their goal is a genuinely low carbon future with environmental stewardship and collaboration with local communities at the heart of their approach. Low Carbon is proud to be a Certified B

Pegasus Planning Group is a specialist town planning consultancy and has been appointed by Low Carbon to coordinate the planning process for the project including engagement with the local community. Ultimately, the aim is to submit a planning application for the project, but no application has been made at this time.

The site will have a capacity of approximately 49.9 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable electricity and will provide enough energy to power more than 16,581 homes. This clean power will be provided to the local electricity network.

Public Consultation
Owing to the current health risks associated with COVID-19, public drop-in events are no longer appropriate, but we are still committed to hearing your views before we submit a planning application. Therefore, we are asking you to give us your views via our interactive digital engagement platform, to do this, please visit our website and go to the ‘Have your say’
page. The platform will be available from Tuesday 14th July for 3 weeks.
Alternatively, if you are less comfortable with digital methods, you can still provide your comments via more traditional methods. Enclosed with the information leaflet is a feedback form which you can complete and post back to our Freepost address. You do not need a stamp, simply insert your completed feedback from into a blank envelop and write the address Freepost LOW CARBON UK SOLAR DEVELOPMENT. In addition to this you can call our freephone information line at 0800 047 8561 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email us at knightcote@pegasusgroup.co.uk.

Pegasus House | Querns Business Centre| Whitworth Road | Cirencester | Gloucestershire | GL7 1RT
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Pegasus Group is a trading name of Pegasus Planning Group Limited (07277000) registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: Pegasus House, Querns Business Centre, Whitworth Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1RT
Website: https://knightcoteroadsolarfarm.commonplace.is/
Email: knightcote@pegasusgroup.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 047 8561

Next steps
All of the feedback we receive during the consultation period will be reviewed and considered by the project team and will incorporated into the scheme where possible before submitting the planning application to Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

We look forward to hearing your comments.
Yours faithfully
Pegasus Planning Group on behalf of Low Carbon

Parish of Burton Dassett



NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Temple Herdewyke Ward of the Parish of Burton Dassett, by reason of the resignation of Councillor Fiona Onslow-Free on 21st October 2019.

Any ten local government electors for the parish ward may require an election to be held to fill the said vacancy. To do this, they must send a written request to the Returning Officer, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which must reach him not later than 12th day of November 2019.  No set form of words is necessary.

If such a request is received by the Returning Officer, an election will be held.  If no request is received, the vacancy will be filled in due course by co-option by the remaining members of the Parish Council.

Dated this 23rd day of October 2019.

By order of the Parish Council

(Signed )

Clerk to the Council



  1. When a casual vacancy arises, public notice shall be given by the Parish Council concerned.  If it is a case in which the Parish Council declare the office to be vacant, notice must be published immediately after the declaration;  and in any other case it must be published as soon as practicable after the vacancy has occurred.

(Local Government Act 1972 – Section 87(2))

  • Publication of the notice is performed by posting it in some conspicuous place or places within the area of the Parish Council and in such other manner, if any, as appears to the Parish Council to be desirable for giving publicity to the notice.  It is obviously desirable, but not a requirement, that the notice shall be posted in the particular Ward concerned, as well as on the usual Parish Notice Board.

(Local Government Act 1972 – Section 232)

  • The notice must state that on a particular date a casual vacancy on the Parish Council arose.  The notice itself must be dated with the date on which it is published and must state that any ten local government electors for the parish in which the vacancy has occurred may serve a notice in writing of their request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.  It must also state that the written notice of the electors’ request must be given to the Returning Officer of the Stratford-on-Avon District Council at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon within 14 days after publication of the Notice.

    In computing 14 days, the day of publication is not to be counted, Saturdays and Sundays and certain other days (e.g. days around public bank holidays and days appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning) are to be disregarded.  If there is any doubt about the effect of this method of computing the timetable the Returning Officer’s staff would be pleased to assist.

  • If a notice in writing is given to the Returning Officer in accordance with the above an election must be held to fill the vacancy.  The arrangements for the election will be made by the Returning Officer.

  • If no notice in writing reaches the Returning Officer, the Parish Council themselves must fill the vacancy (i.e. by co-option) “as soon as practicable”.

Note :     If a casual vacancy arises not more than six months before the day on which the Councillor would regularly have retired the provisions for an election do not apply, but the Parish Council may (but is not obliged to) fill the vacancy by co-option.

(Local Elections (Parish and Communities) Rules 1986 – Regulation 8)

  • Parish Council Clerks are asked to let me know when casual vacancies occur among their Councillors and to send me a copy of the notice when published by the Parish Council.  This will enable me to let them know in due course whether a written request for an election is received, and therefore whether an election is to be held or the vacancy is to be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

  • A draft form of notice is printed on the reverse of this paper.


Returning Officer

Warwickshire County Council is engaging with residents and partners across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors to create a delivery plan to support its new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy 2020-2025.

An online survey has been launched to ask for views on what the delivery plan should contain.  Residents and other stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey and have their say.

The delivery plan will cover a five-year period and will be reviewed annually to ensure it continues to be relevant and deliverable.

The survey is open until Sunday 15 December.

You can access it using this link or by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask

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