battery storage planning rules

Changes to battery storage planning law explained

Energy companies and battery storage developers in the UK can now bypass the national planning process when developing large scale energy storage projects, thanks to a recent change in the law.

The changes to planning legislation for larger energy storage projects were first announced back in October 2019 to allow planning applications to be determined without going through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) process.

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protected land planning application

PWA wins planning appeal over ‘Protected Land’ application

PWA has helped gain planning approval for a small housing development after winning a planning appeal in a case involving ‘Protected Land’.

The decision means the applicant can go ahead with a proposed development of two detached houses and a bungalow on land at Hesketh Lane in the village of Tarleton, West Lancashire.

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Titan Business Park

Plans submitted for Titan Business Park at former Leyland test track

Proposals to create a new business park as part of the redevelopment of the former Leyland test track have been submitted to South Ribble Council.

The development, to be known as Titan Business Park, will create new modern office facilities, as well as light industrial and warehouse buildings, and car and cycle parking. It will also feature a new petrol filling station and drive through restaurant.

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Solar farm planning application

Solar farm planning approval secured for Harmony Energy

PWA has assisted Harmony Energy in securing planning permission for a 60-hectare solar farm in East Yorkshire.

The planning consent will enable Harmony Energy to create a ground-mounted solar PV development with a capacity to generate up to 30MW of low carbon electricity on land south of the town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Graeme joins our team

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of experienced planning consultant Graeme Thorpe as an associate at PWA Planning.

Graeme has joined us from Leith Planning where he was group planning manager. Prior to this he spent more than 15 years in senior planning roles with Burnley Borough Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Plans revealed for Hastings FC new stadium

PWA Planning has submitted a formal planning application on behalf of Hastings United Football Club for a new 1,950 capacity stadium in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The development – which also includes a sports hall, gymnasium, two 3G artificial grass pitches, changing facilities, 3 Petanque courts, a multi-use games area and parking – is proposed for land at Tilekiln Playing Fields near Ingleside.

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PWA advises Anchor Hanover Group on new East London affordable homes

PWA Planning has been appointed by housing provider Anchor Hanover Group to progress plans to create new affordable housing for the over 55s at one of its sites in East London.

The plans would see two new low-rise apartment blocks, comprising 21 new apartments, created on unused amenity land off Park Lane and Cavendish Avenue in Hornchurch.

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Newdrop Inn Longridge

Former Ribble Valley pub to get new life with homes conversion

A former public house in the Forest of Bowland is to be converted into five homes after the proposals were granted planning permission by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The plans to convert the Newdrop Inn at Knowle Green, near Longridge, have been brought forward by John and Sue Barr who have owned and operated the pub since 1982.

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