Proposed solar park, Church Farm, Hacheston
This application C12/1899 was considered by the Council’s Development Control Committee on 23 January 2013 and refused - View the minutes of this meeting.
An appeal lodged by Hive Energy Ltd against refusal of planning permission was dismissed by the Secretary of State in May 2014:
An planning application was submitted to the Council on 4 September 2012 by Hive Energy Ltd for the development of a solar park at part of land north of Easton Lane, Hacheston.
The application is for the construction of a solar park to include the installation of solar panels to generate up to 25MW of electricity, with transformer housing, security fencing and cameras, landscaping and other associated works.
Copies of the plans and documents submitted are available to view further down this page.
Further information about this application, reference number C12/1899, can be found on our online register of planning applications (new window).
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- Planning application form (PDF 3.5MB)
- Covering letter (PDF 623KB)
- Notice letter to Clarke & Simpson, Framlingham (PDF 195KB)
- Planning statement (PDF 412KB)
- Design and access statement (PDF 2.7MB)
- Statement of community involvement (PDF 5.3MB)
- Site location plan (Figure 1.1) (PDF 2.2MB)
- Block plan: Indicative site layout (Figure 1.2) (PDF 2.1MB)
Accompanying technical information
- Figure 1.3 - Solar panel detail (PDF 573KB)
- Figure 1.4 - Security fence detail (PDF 332KB)
- Figure 1.5 - Inverter cabinet detail (PDF 701KB)
- Figure 1.6 - Control room detail (PDF 2.1MB)
- Appendix A - EIA Screening opinion (PDF 1.8MB)
- Appendix B - Indicative solar panel details (PDF 288KB)
Environmental reports compendium
2 - Landscape and visual assessment (PDF 17MB) - this large file is complete with appendices or you can view it broken down by section below:
- Landscape and visual assessment (PDF 157KB)
- Appendix 1 - Site location plan (new window PDF 2.8MB)
- Appendix 2 - Assessment methodology (new window PDF 37KB)
- Appendix 3 - Site assessment plan (new window PDF 2MB)
- Appendix 4 - Site photographs A-Q (new window PDF 3MB)
- Appendix 5 - Environmental designations plan (new window PDF 1.6MB)
- Appendix 6 - National landscape character (new window PDF 550KB)
- Appendix 7 - Local landscape character (new window PDF 54KB)
- Appendix 8 - Zone of theoretical visibility (new window PDF 704KB)
- Appendix 9 - Photoview locations (new window PDF 1.9MB)
- Appendix 10 - Photoviews 1-18 (new window PDF 6MB)
- Appendix 11 - Indicative site layout (new window PDF 2.4MB)
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