266 photo voltaic panels to be put in on roof of Bradford Crown Court docket

Plans to install 266 solar panels on the roof of Bradford Crown Court have been approved.

The Department of Justice filed a planning proposal for the various bodies with Bradford Council late last year, and officials have now approved the proposal.

The government agency said the panels could generate 86,522 kWh of green energy per year, which would help power the huge building on Exchange Square.

It’s funded by a government grant to invest in low-carbon energy so that the country’s courthouses can move to zero carbon by 2050.

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The courthouse is in the city center’s nature reserve and is close to a number of Grade I listed buildings, including the Great Victoria Hotel across Exchange Square, the former Telegraph & Argus Building, and St. George’s Hall.

The motion said the panels would not be visible from the ground, and officials said, “It is believed that the visual impact of the solar panels would be no more damaging than the courts’ current view.

“The proposed development will not materially affect the character and location of the listed buildings. The minor damage would be outweighed by the environmental benefits of the proposed proposal.”

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