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Braithwaite ‘alien’ solar panels bid rejected
8:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
Solar panels will have to be removed from a listed building in Braithwaite after planning officers deemed them an ‘alien’ feature.
Panels have been installed at The Old Manor House by Dr Marc Stanton, who then applied for retrospective planning permission. The building dates back to 1648 and is listed for its ‘intrinsic qualities’.
Council conservation officers said: “The installed panels have substantially visually harmed this special interest by introducing an alien feature at odds with the historic integrity and traditional roof of the building.”