This project was part of a suite of three projects through the south of England on which EDP were appointed to provide landscape, heritage and ecology advice. It also represented EDP’s entry into the world of battery storage, and is the first of many such projects we have worked on since.
Being a relatively unknown and new project type, close liaison was required with the Local Planning Authority, which we undertook alongside the wider planning team at Alder King. The site is well located, being within an existing farm development. However, the site is also within the Green Belt, the AONB and an Area of Great Landscape Value, which presented particular challenges in terms of the development’s environmental fit.
Despite this, EDP successfully negotiated with the Local Planning Authority, and with a comprehensive set of assessments the development was permitted at Planning Committee in October 2016.
Tithe Barn, Barnsley Park Estate, Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5EG
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