Full planning permission secured for 40 ground mounted solar panels in the Green Belt and Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Optimis is pleased to have secured planning permission for the provision of 40 ground mounted solar panels on a site in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council area. The solar panels will serve an existing residential unit located in the Green Belt and Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Throughout the course of the application Optimis were able to demonstrate that the provision of solar panels in this location would amount to Very Special Circumstances. It was therefore demonstrated that the benefits of the scheme outweighed any harm arising from it, in line with national green belt policy. The council confirmed their agreement with this conclusions and also noted that the scheme, due to its discreet location, would not result in harm on the natural or scenic beauty of the AONB. Planning permission was subsequently granted.


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