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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:

Solar park block planAn 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 C/12/1899, can be found on our online register of planning applications.

Plans and documents submitted 

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Accompanying technical information 

Environmental reports compendium

1 - Introduction (PDF 49KB)

2 - Landscape and visual assessment (PDF 17MB) - this large file is complete with appendices or you can view it broken down by section below:

3 - Ecological assessment (PDF 1MB)

4 - Archaeological assessment (PDF 1.1MB)

5 - Flood risk assessment (PDF 16MB)

6 - Transport assessment (PDF 9.3MB)

7 - Agricultural assessment (PDF 465KB)

8 - Summary (PDF 49KB)

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