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Application Number:C/12/2059
Application Type:Full Planning Permission
Date Received:28/09/2012
Registration (Validation) Date:04/10/2012
Consultation Start Date:04/10/2012
Earliest Decision Date (Consultation Period Expires):16/11/2012
Target Date for Decision:03/01/2013
Parish:Stratton Hall
Proposal:Application for the development of solar photovoltaic panels and ancillary works including inverter housings, access tracks, security fencing and cameras.
Case Officer:Liz Beighton
Case Officer Tel:not available
Agent:Savills C/o Mr William Lusty
Unex House
132-134 Hills Road
Applicant:Stratton Hall Solar Park Limited C/o The Agent
Press Date: 18/10/2012
Site Notice Date: 26/10/2012
NeighboursReceived: 2
and Representatives:In Favour: 1
Click here for a listAgainst: 1
Petitions: 0
Officer Site Visit Date:No date
Committee Site Visit Date:No date
Committee Meeting Date: No date
Decision Level:Sub-Committee
Date Decision Made:13/03/2013
Date Decision Despatched:22/03/2013
Conditions or Reasons:1) The development hereby permitted shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason: This condition is imposed in accordance with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).
2) The development hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until it has been completed in all respects strictly in accordance with the 'planning layout' plan reference SAVIL-STRAT-002-120 received 1 October 2012.
Reason: to secure a properly planned development.
3) The planning permission is for a period from the date of this permission until the date occurring 25 years after the date of commissioning of the development. Written confirmation of the date of commissioning of the development shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority no later than 1 calendar month after that event.
Reason: To ensure that the landscape impact of the development exists only for the lifetime of the development.
4) If the solar farm hereby permitted ceases to operate for a continuous period of 6 months then, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, a scheme for the decommissioning and removal of the panels and any other ancillary equipment, shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Planning Authority within 3 months of the end of the cessation period. The scheme shall include details for the restoration of the site. The scheme shall be implemented within 12 months of the date of its agreement by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure that the landscape impact of the development exists only for the lifetime of the development
5) In relation to the construction of the development hereby permitted; no machinery shall be operated, no process shall be carried out and no construction traffic shall enter or leave the site between the hours of 19.00 hours and 07.00 hours Monday to Saturday, nor at any time on Sundays or Bank Holidays unless approved in writing in advance with the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: In the interests of the amenity of the area.
6) Gates shall be set back a minimum distance of 20 metres from the edge of the carriageway and shall open only into the site and not over any area of the highway.
Reason: In the interests of road safety.
7) All HGV traffic movements to and from the site over the duration of the construction period shall be in accordance with the Deliveries Management Plan received 8 January 2013. No HGV movements shall be permitted to and from the site other than in accordance with the routes defined in the Plan. The site operator shall maintain a register of complaints and record of actions taken to deal with such complaints at the site office as specified in the Plan throughout the period of occupation of the site.
Reason: To reduce and / or remove as far as is reasonably possible the effects of HGV traffic in sensitive areas.
8) No development shall take place within the area indicated (see attached plan) until the implementation of a programme of archaeological work has been secured, in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation which has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure the proper recording of archaeolical artefacts.
9) Before first use of the solar farm for energy generation (or such other date or stage in the development as may be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority) the site investigation and post investigation assessment shall be completed, submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. This shall be in accordance with the programme set out in the Written Scheme of Investigation and the provision made for analysis, publication and dissemination of results and archive deposition
Reason: To ensure the proper recording of archaeological artefacts.
10) The permission hereby granted shall be carried out in accordance with the Biodiversity Management Plan.
Reason: To ensure appropriate planting and biodiversity enhancements.
Informative notes:1) Summary of reasons for approval: In determining this application the Local Planning Authority has had regard to the following:- National Planning Policy Framework 2012; Suffolk Coastal Local Plan (incorporating first and second alterations) policies AP8, AP98; Local Development Framework Pre-submission Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (December 2011) Policies SP12, SP15, SP29, DM14; and Other material considerations. It concluded that the development proposed accorded with the provisions of the development plan, national guidance and interim policy and did not result in demonstrable harm to interests of acknowledged importance.
Appeal Received Date:This case has no appeals against it
Unfortunately, the consultation period for this application is not open. Please contact the case officer directly if you have any questions.

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