Energy storage project in London’s green belt

Project overview

Client: Harmony Energy Storage
Location: London, Borough of Havering
Sector: Energy
Project status: Planning approved

What we did

PWA Planning has helped gain a planning consent for an innovative energy storage project in London’s green belt.Working on behalf of Harmony Energy, PWA Planning advised on a planning application for a 49.5MW energy storage facility on land at Clay Tye Farm, Upminster.

The scheme, in London borough of Havering just inside the M25, would connect to the nearby Warley National Grid electricity substation, providing vital grid balancing services to help manage supply and demand.

The scheme was one of a number energy storage projects around the UK for which PWA Planning has advised Harmony Energy Storage. PWA Planning was able to put forward a robust planning submission which demonstrated the overwhelming benefits of the project and addressed concerns over size and scale of the development, and the impact on the openness of the green belt.

Despite previous applications for renewable energy schemes on the land being turned down, the proposed scheme was approved at committee.

What our client said

“We’re delighted to receive planning permission on our largest energy storage site. Louise and her team at PWA have delivered an excellent service throughout the process.”

Peter Kavanagh, director, Harmony Energy Storage

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