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KS SPV35 Ltd. v. Monmouthshire County Council
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Data source:
Sabin Center
Reference number:
[2015] P.A.D. 52
KS SPV35 Ltd. appealed the Monmouthshire County Council’s rejection of its application to install a solar farm near an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (“AONB”). The Planning Inspector overturned the Council’s decision after considering arguments that the slightly revised plan for a solar farm would result in a loss of natural green space or harm to the area’s natural character and wildlife. The Inspector conditioned approval of the plan for a solar farm on construction and maintenance of a surrounding boundary hedge of at least three meters in height.

Key environmental legal questions:

Permission sought to build solar farm
Suits against governments; Renewable projects; Environmental assessment and permitting