Planning appeal – Renewable Energy ATT, Westbury, Wiltshire, 2019


Client:              Wiltshire Council

Developer:        Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd


A series of applications had been made by Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd for an Advanced Thermal Treatment facility on the Northacre Industrial Estate in Westbury.  An appeal had been lodged against refusal by Wiltshire Council of one of the 2018 applications, and a Public Inquiry had been scheduled for September 2019.

The proposed development would have been visually very prominent, with impacts on the surrounding countryside and on extensive residential areas of Westbury, and was refused purely on grounds of landscape and visual impact.

I reviewed the applications, assessed the impacts and provided landscape and visual evidence in preparation for the Public Inquiry, but in the event the appeal was withdrawn in August 2019.