Renewable Energy Company Builds in Green Belt
A renewable energy company, the RES Group, has announced that it intends to build its new offices in the Green Belt.
The firm, based in Kings Langley, has previously worked from offices at the old Ovaltine egg farm but has recently found a need for further space for an additional 135 members of staff who are currently in temporary working accommodation.
RES Group is also looking forward to major expansion in the future and has taken the decision to build the offices it needs alongside its existing offices ΓÇô expanding into the Green Belt.
ΓÇ£Beaufort Court is in the Green Belt, however, RES and its design team believe the additional building needed to supplement the accommodation the existing premises provide can be located without being visible from public viewing points around the site,ΓÇ¥ says CEO, Dr Ian Mays.
ΓÇ£We are confident we can protect the openness of the Green Belt with sensitive design and the natural screening which vegetation around the site provides.ΓÇ¥
The Group specialises in creating energy solutions that protect the environment and is considered a leader in its field of expertise.
A local District Councillor, Sara Bedford, had this to say on the move: ΓÇ£Although the land is in the Green Belt, I hope the council can secure a long-term commitment from RES to the Beaufort Court site, which would enable the company to remain and continue its work as one of the worldΓÇÖs leading developers of low carbon technology.”
It is understood that the local Council widely supports the proposed construction scheme as it may bring better employment prospects to an area that, like so many others, has struggled with unemployment in the recent economic downturn.
The plans, which have been viewed by all local Councillors, will be open for viewing by the public this autumn and are hoped to be submitted officially by the end of the year.
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