Greater than 50 residents have objected to a planning utility for a battery power storage facility to be put in on greenbelt close to Little Marlow.
The event will consist of 5 buildings together with two battery containers in Little Marlow Lakes Nation Park, off Coldmoorholme Lane.
The containers are about 45ft lengthy, which residents really feel will likely be a blot on the panorama.
“These will likely be clearly seen from the lane and from close by AONBs (areas of excellent pure magnificence),” mentioned resident Sam Kershaw. “It represents one more assault on the greenbelt on this space.”
The developer has speculated that the batteries might assist renewable power provide and supply energy for Heathrow Airport.
However Jason Downes, chairman of the Little Marlow Residents Affiliation, mentioned:
“To my thoughts it is a full purple herring, it’s extremely spurious. Heathrow has no requirement for this facility, because it generates its personal energy on-site.”
Little Marlow Parish council has beneficial the proposal for rejection, in addition to a earlier set of withdrawn plans for seven battery storage models on the positioning.
Valerie Brownridge, chair of the parish council, mentioned that not sufficient had modified between the 2 functions, besides the Heathrow justification.
“Whether or not it’s seven battery storage models or two, inappropriate improvement of the greenbelt is inappropriate improvement of the greenbelt,” she mentioned.
Pleasure Morrissey, MP for Beaconsfield, has requested that the proposed improvement be referred to the planning committee for full consideration.
“The positioning in query shouldn’t be solely within the greenbelt however really a part of a rustic park. In my opinion, this alone makes the positioning wholly inappropriate, we should defend our inexperienced areas wherever we are able to,” she mentioned.
A spokeswoman for Buckinghamshire County Council mentioned:
“All objections are being considered. It’s more likely to go to the planning committee for a call however it’s unlikely to go to committee till April.”
A spokesperson for the applicant, Envirotech Power Options, mentioned:
“While we aren’t suggesting that our challenge might present any kind of standalone electrical energy provide to Heathrow Airport, it isn’t inconceivable that the mixed useful resource of current and proposed battery storage installations throughout the community could possibly be employed in future system shortages or provide occasions.
“The Coldmoorholme Lane substation has been chosen because the connection level for our proposals for a 7.2MW battery storage facility, as it’s the solely substation that may at present provide the capability we require to ship such power advantages on this space.”
To see the planning utility, go to the planning portal for the Wycombe Space and enter reference 20/08321/FUL.