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A company planning to build a solar park on Molong Road has requested an increase in the amount of time that should be available to clean up the site after the park is closed. And it’s also looking for changes in terms of the landscaping of the site. The requests are contained in an application to Orange City Council to change the permit conditions for the solar park to be built and operated near Orange. One condition that was to be changed was: “Within three months of the cessation of operations, the site must be redeveloped to the satisfaction of the council in accordance with the decommissioning plan.” The company argues that the term should be six months to give them more time to remove the devices. “A three-month time frame for the cessation of operations and the renovation of the site is not feasible for this type of development,” it says. “The proposed solar system is designed to withstand significant environmental problems and is equipped with robust, high-performance components to withstand the test of time above and below the earth.” Because of this, decommissioning involves the systematic removal of every component of the system. Step by step as a simple demolition / bulldozing process of the entire site is unlikely to succeed due to the significant foundations of the steel mill and its deep embedding strength. “The decommissioning of the solar system is expected to take around six months, with the removal of over 2000 steel piles likely to be critical.” We call for the condition to be changed to six months in order to allow sufficient time for the decommissioning of the infrastructure on the site and the renovation to have in accordance with the decommissioning plan. “We do not believe that extending the timeframe by three months will have an undue impact.” In terms of landscaping, the current state requires the company to “persist” with the landscaping of the site. “Although it can be assumed that the location would develop into a different use after the solar park was shut down and / or that other approvals would take precedence,” it said. “For the sake of clarity, we request that this condition be changed so that the landscaping is retained for the duration of the approval and / or lifetime of the solar park as opposed to” permanently. “The application is on a public until June 11th Exhibition on display at local council. The western regional planning body approved the solar park last December after the local council voted against the development. This followed concerns from people on neighboring properties. Our journalists are working hard to provide the local population with the latest news the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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A company planning to build a solar park on Molong Road has requested an increase in the amount of time that should be available to clean up the site after the park is closed.

And it’s also looking for changes in terms of the landscaping of the site.

The requests are contained in an application to Orange City Council to change the permit conditions for the solar park to be built and operated near Orange.

One condition that was to be changed was: “Within three months of the cessation of operations, the site must be redeveloped to the satisfaction of the council in accordance with the decommissioning plan.”

The company argues that the term should be six months to give them more time to remove the devices.

“A three-month time frame for the cessation of operations and the renovation of the site is not feasible for this type of development,” it says.

“The proposed solar system is designed to withstand significant environmental problems and is equipped with robust, high-performance components to withstand the test of time above and below ground.

“For this reason, the shutdown involves the systematic gradual removal of every component of the system as a simple demolition / bulldozing process of the entire site is unlikely due to the significant foundations of the steel mill and its deep embedment strength.

“The decommissioning of the solar system is expected to take around six months, with the removal of over 2000 steel piles viewed as critical.

“We ask that the condition be changed to six months in order to have sufficient time for the decommissioning of the infrastructure on the site and the rehabilitation according to the decommissioning plan.

“We do not believe that extending the timeframe by three months will have an undue impact.”

In terms of landscaping, the current state requires the company to “persist” with the landscaping of the site.

“Although it can be assumed that the location would develop into a different use after the solar park was shut down and / or that other approvals would take precedence,” it said.

“For the sake of clarity, we request that this condition be changed so that the landscaping is retained for the duration of the approval and / or lifetime of the solar park, as opposed to” permanently “.

The application can be seen in the council’s public exhibition until June 11th.

The western regional planning body approved the solar park last December after the council voted against the development.

This followed concerns from people on neighboring properties.

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