Peterborough Council Withholds Data On Solar Panel Income As MEP Joins Critics

he_who_must_not_be_named07:20 Friday 1st February 2013
Bigger Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: An East of England MEP has got himself embroiled in the solar farm row in Peterborough. He’s going to meet with local councillors and activists over plans to build this farm later. UKIP’s Stuart Agnew will meet activists as consultation closes on proposals for this 900 acre site. Peterborough City Council says the farm, which will be built on agricultural land, could make £100 million for taxpayers. But Stuart Agnew the MEP says the proposal is heavily reliant on subsidies. Continue reading “Peterborough Council Withholds Data On Solar Panel Income As MEP Joins Critics”

Peterborough’s Solar Ambitions Baulked

08:08 Friday 9th December 2011
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: Peterborough City Council could end up losing out on about £6 million over the next 25 years when it comes to solar panels. Earlier this year the Council installed panels on the roof of the Town Hall, and the Freemans building, hoping to make money from the energy they produce. But changes to tariffs means although the Council applied for a higher return in energy, they’ll end up with a lower one. The figure comes from calculations made by Richard Olive, co-ordinator of Peterborough Friends of the Earth. (TAPE)
RICHARD OLIVE: Well over a 25 year period, it’s going to be £6.52 million. Of course we could do a lot with that money, couldn’t we? (LIVE)
PAUL STAINTON: Councillor Nick Sandford from the Liberal Democrats said if the figure is correct, it’s a huge blow to the city. (TAPE)
NICK SANDFORD: This feed-in tariff was introduced in April 2010, and it had been advertised for about six or twelve months previous to that. It was always envisaged that the feed-in tariff would be cut as the cost of the technology dropped. Now if Peterborough City Council had got in right at the beginning, we could have had not just panels on the Regional Pool. the Freemans building, the Town Hall, as Richard was saying we could have had them on social housing. We could have had them on other Council buildings. Continue reading “Peterborough’s Solar Ambitions Baulked”

BBC Peterborough March 31st 2010

A summary of the Paul Stainton Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Peterborough broadcast Wednesday 31st March 2010.

A summary of the Paul Stainton Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Peterborough broadcast Wednesday 31st March 2010.

Topics:
Cathedral Square outlets complain their trade is affected by the over-running building project.
Concerns are bing expressed over plans to locate 700 new homes in Eye and Thorney.
ASBAH holds a Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Information Day.
Welsh analogue TV transmitters will be turned off today.
Controversial traffic lights have finally been turned on at the A47 Thorpe Wood roundabout.
The Government’s car scrappage scheme has ended.
Freemans offer for leaving the Westwood site is expected to be agreed today or tomorrow.
Gary Johnson former Bristol City is predicted to be the new PUFC manager.

Interviewees:
David Beaver Sundays Cafe.
Kingsley Rafael Harriets Tea Rooms.
Darren Fower as Media Development Officer ASBAH.
Darren Fower as Libdem Councillor.
Lee Arnold Motorpoint.
Andrew Edwards Peterborough City Council.
Nick Tomkins Bristol City Supporters’ Trust.
Zoe Kleinman BBC Technology Reporter.
Ed Murphy Labour Parliamentary Candidate.
Jeff Stebbings Gardening Guru.

Companies mentioned:
Motorpoint.
Milton Estate.
SKY.
Freemans.

Team:
Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Nick Fairbairn
News: Steve Titman
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Steve Weston
Phones: Kerry Devine
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BBC Peterborough March 19th 2010

The BBC Radio Peterborough Paul Stainton’s Breakfast Show summary for Friday 19th March 2010

The BBC Radio Peterborough Paul Stainton’s Breakfast Show summary for Friday 19th March 2010

Topics:
Freemans have asked Peterborough City Council to accept three million pounds in settlement of the outstanding lease on their empty factory.
The Shire Horse Show starts tomorrow at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.
The old Fifth Avenue nightclub building is up for sale at £1.5 million through Budworth Hardcastle.
Sport Relief Weekend begins in a variety of ways at the Queensgate Centre.
A Spring Equinox Party is being held at 19:00 at the Brewery Tap tonight.
Two locals have been charged following the sudden death of a Bretton man.
Six social workers have been sacked at Birmingham City Council after a critical Ofsted report.
The National Audit Office predicts further disruption to the student loan system this year.
PUFC fans are walking steadily towards the Nottingham Forest ground in aid of the Free Kicks Foundation.
BA is in talks with UNITE to avert the threatened three day cabin crew strike.
Augean will appeal against the decision to prevent them dumping radioactive waste in Kingscliffe.

Interviewees:
Andrew Edwards Head of Strategic Property Peterborough City Council.
Elspeth Ross Shirehorse Centre Sacrewell Farm.
Daniel Broccoli Britaly Travel.
Rowen Squibb Growborough.
Kelly Mills and Luke Payne Spring Equinox Organisers.
Colin Parnell Federation of Small Businesses.
Steve Thorpe Free Kicks Foundation.
Stacey Rice Miss Peterborough Contestant.
Scott Beasley Ferry Meadows Charity Race Organiser.
Mark Kerr and Mike Fears Peterborough Saxons Football Team.

Companies mentioned:
Student Loans Company.
Budworth Hardcastle.
Queensgate Centre.
Otto UK.
East of England Showground.
BA.
Britaly Travel.
Wetherspoons.
Augean.

Team:
Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Steve Titman
Sport: Alex Harris
News: Susie Roberts
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Steve Weston
Phones: Kerry Devine
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