Application Number M/23/01757/FUL
Status Application Approved

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Application Number M/23/01757/FUL
Location Address Elm Cottage Holt Heath Worcester WR6 6NG
Proposal Erection of 2no Solar trackers in field south of property
Status Approval
Application Type Full planning permission
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 15/12/2023
Application Valid Date 20/12/2023
Consultation Start Date 21/12/2023
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 20/03/2024
Advert Expiry 19/01/2024
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 19/04/2024

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Karen Wightman
Parish Holt CP
Ward Hallow & Holt Ward
Applicant Mr and Mrs Sian and Simon Bradshaw
Agent David Walton, Valley Environmental Consulting Ltd
Agent Address 8 Primrose Gardens Ryton NE21 4NU

Condition Details / Information Notes
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. Reason: To conform with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Unless where required or allowed by other conditions attached to this permission the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the information (including details on the proposed materials) provided on the application form and the following plans and documents VEC483.01 Location Plan, VEC483.03, Meyer Burger Black Specification Details. Reason: To define the permission.
The stand alone Solar Tracker devices hereby permitted shall be installed to be black in colour of a matt finish material including all framework and invisible wires and no other type substituted. Reason - To preserve the open character of the countryside in accordance with Policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 and the setting of the listed building in accordance with Policies SWDP6 and SWDP24 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (February 2016).
If the stand alone Solar Trackers hereby permitted are no longer required for the purposes of energy production, they shall be dismantled and all materials removed from the site, including the sun arrays and their supporting stands and any other associated infrastructure/development within 4 months from the date of cessation of the use. Reason - To preserve the open character of the countryside in accordance with Policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (February 2016).
Within the first planting season following the installation of the solar trackers devices hereby approved the additional hedgerow planting as specified on the approved plan VLC483. 03 shall be implemented. The hedgerow shall comprise of the species mix as specified on the approved plan and all planting shall be watered as necessary and competitive weed growth controlled to ensure successful establishment. If any part of the hedgerow dies, is removed or become seriously damaged or diseased it shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species. Reason - To preserve the open character of the countryside in accordance with Policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 and the setting of the listed building in accordance with Policies SWDP6 and SWDP24 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (February 2016).
Work should avoid disturbance to nesting birds. Nesting birds are protected under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The main nesting season lasts approximately from March to September, so work should take place outside these dates if at all possible. In addition all contractors shall be made aware that If excavations for cable channels are dug and left open overnight, a temporary escape ramp shall be installed along the inside of the trench for wildlife and hedgehogs in particular. All trenches shall be checked each morning before work commences and any trapped creatures lifted to a place of safety.
Positive and Proactive Statement. In dealing with this application, the Council has worked with the applicant in the following ways:- - seeking further information following receipt of the application; - considering the imposition of conditions and or the completion of a s.106 legal agreement. In such ways the Council has demonstrated a positive and proactive manner in seeking solutions to problems arising in relation to the planning application.

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Consultation Responses

Neighbour List

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No associated neighbours

Consultee List

Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Aidan Smyth MHDC Archaeology & Planning Advisor 21/12/2023 11/01/2024
Cllr Dean Clarke Hallow & Holt Ward 21/12/2023 11/01/2024
Drainage Engineer Engineers - S.W. Land Drainage Partnership 21/12/2023 11/01/2024
MHDC Conservation Officer MHDC Development Plans & Conservation 21/12/2023 11/01/2024
Ms Caroline Lightfoot Holt Parish Council 21/12/2023 11/01/2024 23/12/2023
MHDC Conservation Officer MHDC Development Plans & Conservation 06/03/2024 20/03/2024

Constraints List

Constraints List
Water Supply. If Major Application consultation required with Severn Trent (Welsh Water if in Bockleton Parish)
s106: Land at Top Barn Farm Holt Heath (See also S52-21) Refno: S106-193
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
SWDP 5: Protect and Restore
Paper: Berrows Journal - Thursday
CIL009 - Non-Urban Area
Listed Buildings Affect Setting 25m Buffer - Grade II. H.E Ref: 1179490. Listed Building. Elm Cottages. LB/1179490
No associated appeals