Case Study: Solar Farms and appropriate archaeological investigation

Wednesday, 17th April 2024


A recent appeal on refusal for planning permission for a solar park at Pelham, Manuden was resolved with the following decision:

The court found that the procedural fairness claim failed as the significance of historical assets had not been adequately identified, preventing a proper balancing exercise required by planning regulations. The denial of planning permission was upheld due to the lack of evidence and potential harm to archaeological remains. 


Low Carbon Solar Park 6 Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities & Anor | [2024] EWHC 770 (Admin) | England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) | Judgment | Law | CaseMine