Laurence Associates: planning, architecture, landscape

5MW Solar Farm

Trefullock Farm, Summercourt, Cornwall

One of the first large-scale commercial Solar Photovoltaic Farms in the UK to be constructed, we were instructed to apply for planning permission which was successful.

We worked closely with the client to advise on and coordinate the required surveys and planning procedures. We undertook a full LVIA, followed by a public consultation. As part of developing the masterplan, we were involved at the start of the process so were able to highlight constraints at an early stage and develop the layout in the most appropriate way for the site and landscape setting. Mitigation planting proposals were developed alongside the master plan.

Following the granting of planning permission, we prepared the Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan for the mitigation planting as part of discharging conditions before the site was built. The site commenced operation in July 2011.

SERVICES : planning - landscape