Planning application number: 19/0770
Description: Retrospective Installation of Ground Source Heating Array and associated (internal) plant/equipment.
Decision date: 20 December 2019
Decision type: Full Approval
Temporary expiry date:
Decision level/committee: Delegated
Conditions / reason for refusal: 1) The development permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. Reason - In order to comply with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

Approved Plans 2) The development hereby granted shall be carried out in accordance with the drawings hereby approved: i. Application Form, dated 21 October 2019; ii. Location and Block Plan, dated October 2019; iii. Location Plan, date stamped 8 October 2018; iv. Ground Source Heat Pump Details, date stamped 25 October 2019; v. Planning Statement, dated October 2019. Reason - To ensure a satisfactory development and to avoid any ambiguity as to what constitutes the permission.

Advisory Notes This decision notice grants planning permission only. It does not override any existing legal agreement, covenant or ownership arrangement. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all necessary agreements are in place prior to the commencement of development. Environment Agency advice ''Any proposals for such a scheme should be designed in accordance with the guidance provided in Environment Agency document ‘Environmental Good Practice Guide for Ground Source Heating & Cooling’, available at: Given that the site is located above the St Bees Sandstone Principal Aquifer, we would recommend the use of non-hazardous pollutants in closed loop systems to avoid pollution. The Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016 make it an offence to cause or knowingly permit a groundwater activity unless authorised by an Environmental Permit which we will issue. A groundwater activity includes any discharge that will result in the input of pollutants to groundwater''.

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