Monthly Archives: August 2014

SGC solar schemes at Badminton Road offices and Moorend

South Glos Council are holding exhibitions on plans to install ground mounted solar PV schemes on land it owns next to the Badminton Road Council offices and between the M4 and the A4174 Ring Road at Moorend.

The schemes are much smaller than the commercial schemes in the area, approximately 2.5 acres at Badminton Road and 5 at Moorend, compared to over 100 acres at Says Court Farm for example. The aim is to supply electricity for the Badminton Road offices, reducing running costs at a time of rising energy prices and reducing carbon emissions by 700 tonnes a year. Both of the sites are only low grade agricultural land, having been used for landfill or sewage works previously.

The pre-planning consultation runs until 10th September. When the formal plans are submitted in late September there will be the usual opportunity for local residents to comment then too.

Bus changes

Earlier in the year I reported that starting in April First Bus would be running a commercial service, the X46, to replace the subsidised X27 that Wessex had been running. The X46 only runs as far as Bristol bus station, not to Anchor Road.
At the time Wessex said they would continue to run the X27 as a commercial service, but with reduced frequency. However they recently announced that they were withdrawing the X27 service from 31st August.
First are amending the timetable for the 46/X46, including introducing an earlier 06:25 service from Yate arriving in Bristol at 07:17. You can find more information about bus timetables on the Traveline South West website.