District council hopes to push Louth solar plans through

Could solar panels be coming to Louth's council-owned buildings?
Could solar panels be coming to Louth's council-owned buildings?

A FORMAL application has now been made for solar panels on the roofs of two major council-run leisure buildings in Louth.

East Lindsey District Council owns and runs the Meridian Leisure Centre in Wood Lane and sports pavillion at London Road and has applied for solar panels on both.

The application is for 210 50 kWp photovoltaic panels on the leisure centre and 42 245kWp panels on the pavillion.

The Leader originally reported on the plans in September.

Consulations are underway for both and will be decided at a planning committee meeting in the coming months.

The district council hope to be re-imbursed by the feed-in tariff which filters left over energy back into the national grid, eventually giving a bigger return on the original £498,000 investment.