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Application Details
Application number SMD/2024/0019 Application type Full Planning - Small-scale MAJOR apps
Site address Land at, Newfields Farm, Rownall Road, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9 0BS Proposal Development of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with ancillary infrastructure, security fence, access, landscaping and biodiversity enhancements, to provide balancing services to the local electricity grid.
Applicant name

Newfields BESS Limited
Agent name Mr Arthur Griffiths

Pegasus Group
Applicant address Agent address 5th Floor, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B3 3NH
Application status Consultations/Re-consultations issued

Received date 15/01/2024 Valid date 22/01/2024
Fee due 15600.00 Fee paid 15600.00
Determination required date 22/04/2024 Agreed extended date
Case Officer Declan Cleary
Start of Public Consultation period 25/01/2024 End of Public Consultation period 01/03/2024
Referred to Secretary of State date Referral expiry date
Decision by Planning Committee Committee date 23/05/2024
Decision Under assessment by case officer Decision Date
Temp permission expiry date Permission expiry date
Legal Obligation ref.

Consultations
Name Address
SCC (Highways) C/o Staffordshire County Council, 3rd Floor, 1Staffordshire Place, Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street, ST16 2DH
The Owner / Occupier ANNEXE, GREENFIELDS, THORNEY EDGE ROAD, BAGNALL, ST9 9LA
SCC (Flood Risk Management) Staffordshire County Council, Flood Team,
SCC (Minerals) Staffordshire County Council,
SCC (Planning) Staffordshire County Council, Planning Development Control, Stafford,
Campaign To Protect Rural England (Staffs Branch) Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
Environment Agency The Environment Agency, Sentinel House, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8RR
Staffordshire Fire And Rescue Hanley Community Fire Station, Lower Bethesda Street, Stoke On Trent, ST1 3RP
Peak & Northern Footpaths Society 48 Langtree Close, Cannock, WS12 3TT
Ramblers Association 48, Langtree Close, Cannock, Staffs, WS12 3TT
Severn Trent Water Ltd Network Development, Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8RU
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT
Natural England Parkside Court, Hall Park Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4LR
SCC (Public Rights Of Way) Staffordshire County Council,
SCC (Archaeolgy / Historic Environment) Staffordshire County Council, Environmental Team Historic Environment,
SMDC Environmental Health Environmental Health,
SMDC Trees
SMDC Waste (Operational Services) LEEK
SMDC Service Commissioning team
SMDC Operational Services (Leisure / Recreation)
SMDC Regneration - Planning Policy Moorlands House, Leek,
SMDC Regeneration - Economic Development Moorlands House, Leek,
SMDC Conservation Conservation Officer, Town Hall, Buxton,
Cllr Michael Worthington Cheddleton Ward,
Cllr Oliver Pointon Cheddleton,
Cheddleton Parish Council 34, The Walks, Leek, Staffordshire , ST13 8BY
The Owner / Occupier ROUND MEADOWS FARM BARN, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier HORSESHOE BARN, ROUND MEADOWS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier GRASSY LANE FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier GREENWAYS, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier OLD ASHES COTTAGE, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier OLD ASHES FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier COAL YARD, GRASSY LANE FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier RACING STABLES, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier COACH HOUSE, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BS
The Owner / Occupier ROUND MEADOWS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier THE BEECHES, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier WAYFIELDS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier WAYFIELDS BARN, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier WAYFIELDS COTTAGE, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier THE PLAY BARN, ROUND MEADOWS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, ROUND MEADOWS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier UNIT 8, WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier UNIT 9, WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier UNIT 10, WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier UNIT 11, WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier UNIT 12, WAYFIELDS PARK, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0FH
The Owner / Occupier WORKSHOP, FIELDSVIEW FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier NEWFIELDS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BS
The Owner / Occupier FIELDSVIEW FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier GREENFIELDS, THORNEY EDGE ROAD, BAGNALL, ST9 9LA
The Owner / Occupier FAR LITTLE WASTE FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
The Owner / Occupier PLATTS FARM, ROWNALL ROAD, WETLEY ROCKS, ST9 0BP
SCC (Education) Principle School Organisation Officer, Staffordshire County Council, 6th Floor, Tipping Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2DH

Attachments - Click the Description to view the attachment in a new window.
Date Description
25/01/2024 Application Form
25/01/2024 Arboricultural Impact Assessment Part 1
25/01/2024 Arboricultural Impact Assessment Part 2
25/01/2024 Arboricultural Impact Assessment Part 3
25/01/2024 BESS-C-PL-EQ-01 Plan and Elevations of DNO Control Building
25/01/2024 BESS-C-PL-EQ-02 Plan & Elevations of DNO Storage Container
25/01/2024 BESS-C-PL-EQ-02 Plan & Elevations of DNO Storage Container
25/01/2024 BESS-PL-SS-ELV-01 Elevations and Sections of 132kV Metering Substation
25/01/2024 BESS-PL-SS-ELV-02 Elevations and Sections of 132kV Metering Substation
25/01/2024 BESS-PL-SS-ELV-03 Elevations and Sections of 132kV Metering Substation
25/01/2024 BESS-PL-SS-ELV-03 Elevations and Sections of 132kV Metering Substation
25/01/2024 BESS-P-PL-EQ-04 Plan and Elevations of Storage Container and Auxiliary Transformer
25/01/2024 BESS-P-PL-EQ-05 Plan and Elevations of Customer Switchgear Building
25/01/2024 BESS-P-PL-EQ-06 Plan and Elevations of Customer Control Building
25/01/2024 BESS-P-PL-EQ-07 Plan and Elevations of CCTV Camera Column
25/01/2024 Built Heritage and Archaeological Assessment
25/01/2024 Consultation Statement
25/01/2024 E14509-WRD-XX-XX-DR-C-11001-Acoustic Bund Plan-P10
25/01/2024 E14509-WRD-XX-XX-DR-C-11002-Cut and Fill Plan-P07
25/01/2024 Ecology Walkover and Assessment Note
25/01/2024 Flood Risk & Surface Water Drainage Assessment Part 1
25/01/2024 Flood Risk & Surface Water Drainage Assessment Part 2
25/01/2024 Flood Risk & Surface Water Drainage Assessment Part 3
25/01/2024 Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Part 1
25/01/2024 Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Part 2
25/01/2024 Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Part 3
25/01/2024 Noise Impact Assessment
25/01/2024 Outline Battery Safety Management Plan
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0001_C_0001 Fig 1 Site Location
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0002_C_0001 Fig 2 Planning Designations
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_02D Sat Site Location Plan
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_02D SLP Site Location Plan
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0003_C_0001 Fig 3 Topography
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0004_C_0001 Fig 4 Landscape Character
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0005_C_0001 Fig 5 ZTV VP Locations and PROW
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0006_B_0001 Fig 6 Viewpoint Photographs Part 1
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0006_B_0001 Fig 6 Viewpoint Photographs Part 2
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0006_B_0001 Fig 6 Viewpoint Photographs Part 3
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0007_B_0001 Figure 7 Landscape Strategy
25/01/2024 P23-0415_EN_0008_D_0001 Figure 8 Illustrative Landscape Sections
25/01/2024 Planning Statement
25/01/2024 Proposed Battery Energy Storage System Part 1
25/01/2024 Proposed Battery Energy Storage System Part 2
25/01/2024 Proposed Battery Energy Storage System Part 3.
25/01/2024 Topographical Survey Newfields Farm PLS-1004
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 1
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 2
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 3
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 4
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 5
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Appendices Part 6
25/01/2024 Transport and Access Statement Report
25/01/2024 Public Comment Alan Bell
25/01/2024 BESS-PL-LA-OA Overall Site Layout
26/01/2024 Consultation Response SCC Minerals and Waste
28/01/2024 Consultation Response Footpaths Society
29/01/2024 Consultation Response SCC Education
29/01/2024 Consultation Response Staffordshire Fire
30/01/2024 Public Comment Ian Podmore 2
08/02/2024 Public Comment Dr auline Flannagan
09/02/2024 Consultation response AES Waste
12/02/2024 Consultation response SCC Flood Risk Team
12/02/2024 Public Comment Ursula Hughes
12/02/2024 Public Comment Steven Carson
12/02/2024 Consultation Response SCC Definitive Map 2
12/02/2024 Consultation Response SCC Definitive Map
13/02/2024 Public Comment Ian Podmore
18/02/2024 Public Comment Gillian Chinn
19/02/2024 20240118_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-03
19/02/2024 20240118_Newfields_Farm_BESS-PL-FG.
19/02/2024 Newfields PEA Report 11018 Rev0 -
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 6
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 7
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 5
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 3
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 4
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 2
19/02/2024 Greencat Geotechnical report part 1
19/02/2024 Public Comment Ian Podmore 3
20/02/2024 Public Comment Lincoln Boulton
20/02/2024 Public Comment Julia Podmore
20/02/2024 Consultation Response Natural England
21/02/2024 Public comment J Davis
21/02/2024 Public Comment Jane Heath
27/02/2024 Public Comment Frances Litherland
29/02/2024 Public Comment Barbara Millard
29/02/2024 Consultation Response SCC Rural County
01/03/2024 Consultation Response Cheddleton Parish Council
18/03/2024 Public Comment Richard Hammond
18/03/2024 Public Comment Vincent McNamara
19/03/2024 Publi Comment Michael & Jill Finney
19/03/2024 Public Commetn Sally Meredith
19/03/2024 Public Comment Mervyn Corden
21/03/2024 Public Comment S Beardmore
23/03/2024 Public Comment Marie Rowlands
24/03/2024 Public Comment Michael Swift
25/03/2024 Public Comment S Knowles
25/03/2024 Public Comment Roger Simpson
26/03/2024 Public Comment Denise Hart
26/03/2024 Public Comment Tom James
26/03/2024 Public Comment Alan Simpson
28/03/2024 Public Comment Carol Lunt
28/03/2024 Public Comment Julie Martin
02/04/2024 Public Comment Paul & Christine Holdcroft
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-C-PL-EQ-01
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-C-PL-EQ-02
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-PL-FG
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-03
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-04
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-05
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-06
15/04/2024 20240402_Newfields_Farm_BESS-P-PL-EQ-07
15/04/2024 20240412_Newfields_Farm_BESS-PL-SS-ELV-01
15/04/2024 20240412_Newfields_Farm_BESS-PL-SS-ELV-02
15/04/2024 20240412_Newfields_Farm_BESS-PL-SS-ELV-03
15/04/2024 E14509-WRD-XX-XX-DR-C-11001-Acoustic Bund Plan-P12
15/04/2024 E14509-WRD-XX-XX-DR-C-11002-Cut and Fill Plan-P09
15/04/2024 P23-0415_EN_0007_D_0001 Figure 7 Landscape Strategy
15/04/2024 P23-0415_EN_0008_F_0001 Figure 8 Illustrative Landscape Sections