Planning application for solar park and ancillary infrastructure.
Location: Rotherdale Farm, Long Lane, Tilesford, WR10 2LAOther planning applications at this location View location on map
Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Application Received: 17 April 2014
Statutory Start Date: 17 April 2014
Consultation Period From: 28 April 2014
Consultation Period End: 30 May 2014
Decision Date: 23 June 2014
Case Officer: Neil Pearce
Decision: Approved - Planning application
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason - In accordance with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
No development shall take place until a schedule of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the substation hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason - Details shown on the drawings are not satisfactory.
Details and specifications of permeable surface materials to be used in the construction of the proposed track and any paths, parking areas and other hard surfaces, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority before development commences and thereafter, the development shall be carried out in accordance with those approved details.
Reason - In order to ensure that the overall appearance and surface water drainage of the development is satisfactory.
No part of the development shall be commenced until full details of soft landscaping works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The details submitted must include:
i) a plan(s) showing details of all existing trees and hedges on the application site. The plan should include, for each tree/hedge, the accurate position, canopy spread and species, together with an indication of any proposals for felling/pruning and any proposed changes in ground level, or other works to be carried out, within the canopy spread. ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge and shrub planting and grass areas. iii) a schedule of proposed planting - indicating species, sizes at time of planting and numbers/densities of plants. iv) a written specification outlining cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment. v) a schedule of maintenance, including watering and the control of competitive weed growth, for a minimum period of five years from first planting.
All planting and seeding/turfing shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details in the first planting and seeding/turfing seasons following the completion or first occupation/use of the development, whichever is the sooner.
Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years from the completion of the planting, die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To protect and enhance the visual amenities of the area and to ensure the satisfactory development of the site in accordance with saved Policies GD2, ENV1 and SUR2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The development hereby permitted shall not commence until the recommendations pertaining to ecological mitigation measures as identified within the Ecological Appraisal by RPS, dated February 2014 have been implemented in full.
Reason - To ensure that protected species are not harmed by the development in accordance with saved Policy ENV6 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
If the solar farm hereby permitted is no longer required for the purposes of energy production, it shall be dismantled and all materials removed from site including the fencing, access track and sub-station and any other associated infrastructure/development within 4 months of the date of the cessation of the use.
Reason - To preserve the open character of the countryside and ensure that the land is restored to active agricultural use in accordance with saved Policies GD1, GD2 and ENV1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The transformers hereby approved shall not exceed more than 2.5m in height above ground floor level and shall be painted olive green in perpetuity.
Reason - In order to preserve the amenity of the area in accordance with saved Policy ENV1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
JPW0146- 001 Rev B, 002 Rev B, 003, 004, 005 Rev A, EX D-3.1-1, EX D-6.1.1, EX D-7.1.1, EX D-8.1.1, EX D-9.1.1 and Landscape Masterplan Figure 3.
Reason - To define the permission.
Evesham Vale Growers Ltd
Ms S Queeney
RPS Planning and Development
2420 The Quadrant
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