Elevator Road, Trafford Park, Manchester

Lanpro successfully secured full planning permission on appeal on behalf of IGP Solar PV Plant Number 7 for a 20MW gas powered generator development in Trafford, Manchester.

The development will provide an energy balancing service for the National Grid. These developments are called upon by the Grid at times of high demand when balance is needed in the grid to reduce the risk of power shortages and blackouts.

The application was refused by Trafford Council on the grounds that they considered the development to prejudice the deliverability of a strategic policy for the Wharfside area of Trafford by means of impact from noise and air quality. Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of the applicant that the development was acceptable and any impacts would be satisfactorily mitigated based on the sites existing context; and that the Council had not provided any evidence to support their position that this development would prejudice other uses coming forward in the Trafford Wharfside area.  

The development will provide an energy balancing service for the National Grid. These developments are called upon by the Grid at times of high demand when balance is needed in the grid to reduce the risk of power shortages and blackouts.

The application was refused by Trafford Council on the grounds that they considered the development to prejudice the deliverability of a strategic policy for the Wharfside area of Trafford by means of impact from noise and air quality. Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of the applicant that the development was acceptable and any impacts would be satisfactorily mitigated based on the sites existing context; and that the Council had not provided any evidence to support their position that this development would prejudice other uses coming forward in the Trafford Wharfside area.  

Project: Elevator Road, Trafford Park, Manchester
Client Name: IGP Solar PV Plant Number 7
Council Name: Trafford Council
Disciplines:
Planning + Development
Jane Crichton (Senior Associate Planner)
T: 01603 559468
"The development will deliver a source of renewable energy which will provide a source of back up power to National Grid at times of high demand and low supply."
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