We are delighted to have secured planning permission for the construction of an agricultural reservoir and associated infrastructure at land north of Green Lane, Nocton, Lincolnshire.
The reservoir will be approximately 6ha and will hold roughly 45,000,000 gallons of water and is required for the irrigation of over 1200 hectares of crops on a farm holding.
With increasing unpredictability of the UK climate, be it drier summers, flash flooding or uncertain rainfall in winter, there is growing pressure on agricultural businesses to seriously consider water resources and water management in relation to the security of supply for the short and long term. High productivity in terms of quality and yield are paramount in agriculture. Water security is one of the major components to achieving this.
Located within close proximity of a Scheduled Ancient Monument and several Listed buildings, it was important to strike the balance between the Applicant’s needs and expectations against local sensitivities which are heavily protected by planning policy at both the national and local level.
Consideration of the overall design of the development at an early stage by all parties involved including incorporating a comprehensive and sensitive landscaping scheme proved key to the success of this proposal.