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Official Notice for the Appeal on the Solar Farm

APPEAL BY: Elstree Green Ltd.
SITE: Land North Of Butterfly Lane, Land Surrounding Hilfield Farm and Land West Of Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT: Installation of renewable led energy generating station comprising ground-mounted photovoltaic solar arrays and battery based electricity storage containers together with substation, inverter/transformer
stations, site accesses, internal access tracks, security measures, access gates, other ancillary infrastructure, landscaping and biodiversity enhancements.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/N1920/W/22/3295268
Hertsmere Planning References: 21/0050/FULEI and 22/0016/APP
Appeal Start Date: 3rd May 2022
Case Officer Contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Kerr Brown. Telephone: 0303 444 5243 Email address:

I wrote to you recently regarding the above appeal. The Public Inquiry is to be held by H Heward BSc (Hons) MRTPI who is an
Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to consider this appeal using powers under Section 319A of the Town and Country Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

The Public Inquiry will start on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 10 am and will also sit on
 Thursday 20th October, Friday 21st October
 Tuesday 25th October, Wednesday 26th October, Thursday 27th October
 Tuesday 1st November
 Wednesday 2nd November
 Friday 4th November (Virtual meeting only)
The Inquiry will take place at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA and will be held as an in-person event with the facility to participate virtually. You may attend the Public Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, give your views either in person or through a representative. Please note that there is limited capacity at the Civic Offices and we recommend you view via the webcast.

View Documentation relating to this appeal.
You can view all the Core Documents by using the link below
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us and we can make the documents available to view at the Council Offices by prior arrangement.
The Inquiry is being live streamed and can be viewed at

How to participate virtually.
If you wish to participate in the Inquiry virtually, please contact us as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry by either emailing or by ringing Sally Whittall on 0208 207 2277 ext 5155.

The Civic Offices are fully accessible for people with disabilities including toilets and parking. If you require further information please contact us using the details at the top of this letter.

When made, the decision will be published online at (please use search for – case ref: 3295268)