Plans submitted for photo voltaic panels on pavilion in Dorchester
A revised planning application requests approval of solar panels on the roof of the new pavilion on Dorchester’s Great Field.
The plans submitted to the Dorset Council also include changes to the original design to allow for a garbage dump, removal of a window, addition of a kitchen window, and changes to the doors.
The solar panels were not included in the original application for the building, which was only added to the structure after the initial approval was given.
The pavilion was built in the Duchy of Cornwall for the Alcohol Education Trust by CG Fry and Son, the original Poundbury developers. The building, which the Trust received full planning permission for last year, will provide headquarters and a café for visitors to the Great Field. The charity works with young people to raise awareness of the potential problems of alcohol abuse. The building was officially handed over to them this week.
CG Fry & Son planner Paul Hoffman says Dorchester City Council was consulted on the Dorset Council proposal and had no objection. He said they particularly supported the solar panels as an expression of the Dorset Council’s statement on a climate emergency.
It is hoped that the building will be open for public use in the spring.