Can energy storage help UK meet carbon reduction targets?

As part of the planning process for energy storage developments, we are required to justify the environmental benefits of such facilities.

While there will always be concerns about the impact of any new development, particularly if the scheme is in an open countryside location or in the green belt (as they often are), such schemes can provide significant environmental benefits.

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PWA supports AFC Fylde on new Mill Farm stand and community sports plan

Plans have been revealed for a new stand and indoor training Dome at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm Sports Village home in Wesham.

The new North Stand will have an 1,850 capacity and the development will complete the ambitious non-league club’s multi-million-pound stadium project, which got underway eight years ago.

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PWA supports Mulbury and Great Places on new Higher Blackley affordable homes scheme

Plans for a new development of 25 homes in Manchester’s Higher Blackley district have progressed after the site was acquired last month.

Great Places Housing Group’s £4.5 million development at Victoria Avenue is being delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council and housing developer Mulbury.

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Go-ahead for Fulwood Central retail park extension

Plans to further extend Fulwood Central retail park with a mixed-use scheme of retail, commercial, co-working space and a food hall have been given the green light by Preston City Council.

Located adjacent to the existing retail park, the second phase of the development will see the creation of a new gym, family entertainment centre, as well as three new retail warehouses and eight new food and beverage units.

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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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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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