The area suffers from issues with electricity supply and the panels will make an important contribution to the energy requirements of the company, helping to address past issues of supply and giving the company the potential to expand. In addition some power will be supplied back to the grid to allow feed-in-tariffs to be collected.
DHA submitted and managed the planning application, which included an assessment of the likely visual impact of the installation, and dealt with concerns raised by the Council regarding issues like solar glare and reflection.
DHA have also gained permission for a scheme of 400 panels on an office building in Dorset and a scheme for over 9,000 panels on agricultural buildings in Shropshire. In addition there are a number of live applications seeking planning permission for similar photovoltaic arrays on a range of industrial, commercial and agricultural buildings across the country.