Parker Dann achieved consent for the installation of a 9.52MW solar farm development on land at Chancery Farm, Ardleigh in Essex on behalf of their client Vogt Solar. This development has the ability to power approximately 3,000 average homes over the 30 year lifetime of the project.
Neo Environmental produced the Environmental Statement and accompanying Non-Technical Summary, which included a Noise Impact Assessment, Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment and Schedule of Mitigation.
The Cultural Heritage assessment identified a Scheduled Ancient Monument within close proximity to the north of the site which contained Bronze Age burial remains with the possibility for related archaeology to be found within the development site. A Program of Archaeological Works is currently being devised by Neo Environmental for the project in consultation with the Council’s Archaeologist.
The Noise Impact Assessment concluded that the noise generated by the inverters will be low at all sensitive receptors, and there will be no increase to the ambient noise level.