Solar panels delayed by refusal of planning permission

Although the Petition satisfied criteria imposed by the Church of England, the installation of 28 black solar panels on the south-facing roof of St Anne, Ings, raised concerns from the amenity bodies; it was also refused planning permission by the Lake District National Park Authority (“LDNPA”)[*], despite its assessment of harm as amounting to “less than substantial” [36]. Nevertheless, Fryer-Spedding Ch. granted a faculty subject to conditions that planning consent should first be obtained, after appeal, and that the panels should be removed at the end of their expected lifespan of 26 years. Continue reading