Another Anaerobic Digestion scheme on a farm close to the military ranges and Yorkshire Dales National Park near Leyburn. Again, a first for the Council but becoming an increasingly specialist area for Prism.
This scheme was sited on the line of a current underground umbilical from the farm and was on a higher site than the main farm body. This raised concerns over the appearance of the tank and required our team to go to some heroic lengths to demonstrate the height and visual impact of the tank!
What you see in the photo are the lengths we had to go to, to match the height of the proposed digester tank. Photos were then taken from surrounding viewpoints to demonstrate that the tank wouldn’t have an adverse impact upon the landscape. It’s just possible to discern the measuring tape we used to confirm the height of the tank!
Heath Robinson it might be but it was accurate, quick and affordable for the client and enabled the planning authority to speedily approve the application. At a time when feed in tariffs are reducing, a speedy approval can sometimes be very important to the commercial viability of a proposal.
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