solar farm planning permission

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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Extending flats upwards – the new permitted development right explained

A number of new permitted development rights have recently been introduced by government. One of the earlier changes, the upward extension of existing blocks of flats, is intended to increase the number of new homes being delivered in England. PWA Planning director Paul Walton looks at the details.

This was one of the more intriguing measures announced in Boris Johnson’s Build, Build, Build speech at the end of June in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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View over north Preston from Longridge

Plans approved for new luxury bungalows in North Preston

PWA Planning has helped gain planning permission on behalf of a bespoke housebuilder for a select development of seven new bungalows in rural Preston.

We have worked with William Thompson Homes Limited to achieve planning consent for the seven properties on land to the rear of the stables at 907 and 909 Whittingham Lane, near Goosnargh.

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