Council approves plans for 111,000 sqm film studio campus

A council has approved one of the UK’s largest film and TV production studios on a former green belt site in Hertfordshire, after officers advised that it would deliver “high quality” employment and training opportunities and £20 million in planning gain payments.

24ha solar farm approved on green belt land

Plans for a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm on almost 24 hectares (ha) of green belt land have been unanimously approved by a council planning committee, after officers advised that its contribution to renewable energy generation targets helped constitute the “very special circumstances” needed to justify the development.