Southern Water is seeking consent to install solar panels at a wastewater treatment works to reduce its demand in the local electricity network.

The company has submitted an application relating to a 1.8 hectare site at the works off Milford Road in Pennington.

The proposed development aims to supply the facility with 28 per cent of its annual electricity needs.

A planning statement accompanying the application says Southern Water want to help tackle climate change by becoming net zero by 2050.

"Part of the strategy is to use renewable electricity to power their sites at source and thereby reduce their demand on the local electricity network.

"Southern Water customers have told them that tackling climate change is important to them, and the regular OFGEM wants Southern Water to do more, going further and faster on renewable energy."

The proposed development aims to provide the works with 860 kilowatts of renewable energy.

"Construction of the solar photovoltaic (PV) array will take approximately 12 weeks. The panels and their supporting frames will be lightweight fabrications and hence heavy plant and machinery will not be required.

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"A temporary construction compound will be required for the duration of the works to provide office and welfare facilities, vehicle parking, and storage of machinery, plant, and materials."

A public notice giving details of the scheme has been published by New Forest District Council, which will decide the application.

Other public notices:

Southampton road closures:

Arthur Road will be closed between its junctions with Landguard Road and Stafford Road from May 21 for carriageway repairs. The works are due to be completed by May 22.

Weston Grove Road will be closed for 20 metres either side of its junction with Glen Rod from May 22 for defect repairs. The works are due to be completed by May 24.

Villiers Road will be closed from its junction with Heysham Road to 30 metres north of the junction from May 20 for manhole repairs. The works are due to be completed by May 25.

Southampton planning applications:

Single-storey side garage/storage extension,loft conversion, alteration to front fenestration and replacement boundary wall, 4A Westbourne Crescent - application number 24/00437.

Change of use from betting shop to restaurant and cafe, including installation of ducting to rear, 1A-2 East Street - application number 24/00440.

Part single-storey, part two-storey rear extension (resubmission), 145 St James Road - application number 24/00412.

Licensing application:

Medina Quay Meats Ltd is seeking consent to keep six goods vehicles at Unit 9 and 9A, Manor House Avenue, Millbrook.