Application Number 21/00581/FUL
Status Application Approved

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Application Number 21/00581/FUL
Location Address Land Adjacent To Plant Produce Stoneford Lane Bretforton
Proposal Installation of 150kW of ground mounted solar PV panels
Status Approval
Application Type Full planning permission
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 05/03/2021
Application Valid Date 05/03/2021
Consultation Start Date 29/03/2021
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 22/04/2021
Advert Expiry
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 30/04/2021

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Katherine Smith
Parish Bretforton
Ward Bretforton and Offenham Ward
Applicant Applevale Ltd
Agent Miss Jules Edwards, Noble Green Energy
Agent Address Badger Farm Willowpit Lane Hilton DERBY DE65 5FN

Condition Details / Information Notes
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. Reason: To conform with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Before the commencement of construction works on the development hereby permitted a scheme of landscaping shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping scheme shall include:- (i) a plan(s) showing details of all existing trees and hedges on the application site. The plan should include, for each tree/hedge, the accurate position, canopy spread and species, together with an indication of any proposals for felling/pruning and any proposed changes in ground level, or other works to be carried out, within the canopy spread. (ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge and shrub planting and grass areas. (iii) a schedule of proposed planting - indicating species, sizes at time of planting and numbers/densities of plants. (iv) a written specification outlining cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment. (v) a schedule of maintenance, including watering and the control of competitive weed growth, for a minimum period of five years from first planting. All planting and seeding/turfing shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details in the first planting and seeding/turfing seasons following the completion or first use of the development, whichever is the sooner. The planting shall be maintained in accordance with the approved schedule of maintenance. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years from the completion of the planting, die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species. Reason - To ensure the proposed development does not have an adverse effect on the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 of South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Unless where required or allowed by other conditions attached to this permission/consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the information (including details on the proposed materials) provided on the application form and the following plans/drawings/documents – 005 BEP A014 1D Site Plan 004 BEP A014 1D Location Plan 007 BEP A014 1D Array Profile 006 BEP A014 1D Array Layout . Reason: To define the permission.
Prior to its implementation as part of the development hereby permitted details of the positions, design, materials and type of any boundary treatment to be erected shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority and shall be implemented as approved. The perimeter fence shall allow mammals such as badgers, hedgehogs and brown hare to access and utilise the site as part of their territory. Reason: To ensure compliance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 and SWDP policy 22.
Positive and Proactive Statement. In dealing with this application, the Council has worked with the applicant in the following ways: - seeking further information following receipt of the application; - seeking amendments to the proposed development following receipt of the application; - considering the imposition of conditions and or the completion of a s.106 legal agreement. In such ways the Council has demonstrated a positive and proactive manner in seeking solutions to problems arising in relation to the planning application.
The operation of the solar farm for electricity generation shall be discontinued on or before 25 years from the date of the first production of energy from the development. Reason - To ensure the development has no long term impact on the visual amenities of the area and in line with advice in the Planning Practice Guidance in accordance with Policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Not less than 12 months before the cessation of the development hereby permitted, a Decommissioning Method Statement (DMS) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Decommissioning Method Statement shall include details of the removal of the panels, supports, inverters, cables, buildings and all associated structures and fencing from the site as well as arrangements for construction vehicles associated with the decommission to access the site, and a timetable. The DMS shall also include details of the proposed restoration. The site shall be decommissioned in accordance with the approved DMS and timetable and no later than 4 months of the date of the cessation of the use. Reason: To preserve the open character of the countryside and ensure that the land is restored to active agricultural use and in the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policies SWDP4, SWDP21 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.”
Any obsolete or malfunctioning componentry (including solar panels) must be fully removed from the site within 6 months of the decommissioning of the site. Reason - To enable the Local Planning Authority to monitor the effects of the proposal on the environment and control its impact in accordance with Policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan. It would be impractical and inappropriate to consider the acceptability of such details once development had commenced.”

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Neighbour List

In addition to consultations with the consultee listed, we will publicise the application in accordance with national requirements and our local policy. This publicity usually takes the form of letters to nearby properties, the posting of site notices and/or the placing of a public notice in our local newspapers.

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Consultee List

Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Cllr Aaron Powell Bretforton and Offenham Ward 26/03/2021 16/04/2021
Drainage Engineer Engineers 26/03/2021 16/04/2021 30/03/2021
Highways County Highways 26/03/2021 16/04/2021 07/04/2021
Mrs A Evans Bretforton Parish Council 26/03/2021 16/04/2021 13/04/2021
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Nuisance Worcestershire Regulatory Services 26/03/2021 16/04/2021
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 29/03/2021 19/04/2021

Constraints List

Constraints List
CIL008 - Non-Urban Area
Paper: Evesham Journal - Thursday
Flood Zone 2: Medium
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
Historic Flood Map
Surface Water: Low 1 in 1000 extent
Wind Turbines
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
SWDP 11: Vale of Evesham Heavy Goods Vehicles Control Zone
SWDP 5: Protect and Restore
Local Wildlife Site
No associated appeals