The appointment of Wiseman and GrassRoots to deliver the planning and installation of new lighting at Lancing College was significant as the look and feel of the site was very important to the management. The origins of Lancing College date back to 1847 and its location set in the South Downs National Park, made it extremely important for the right solution. In addition, the consideration of the positioning of the college within a Dark Skies Area and Brighton Airport approach path directly over the hockey pitch, provided additional planning considerations.

The planning application was managed Wiseman’s sister company GrassRoots Power CIC without an objection. During the planning process the South Downs Park Planning Authority took particular interest as Lancing College is set in one of the darkest sky areas near to Devil’s Dyke.

Gavin Merryweather, Estates Bursar, Lancing College “May I pass on thanks from the Head Master, Bursar and myself to you & Claire Hayes for securing planning consent for the LED floodlighting schemes on the two pitch areas at Lancing College. We are delighted that you have succeed so effortlessly (at least it seemed so from our perspective!) to achieve consent in a difficult location – sitting as we do within the South Downs National Park. I think that your planning submission on our behalf was excellent, and very effectively covered not only the key planning issues but also tricky ecological aspects too.

I am grateful to you for your expertise and knowledge as regards LED lighting systems, which enabled me to obtain the Head Master & Bursar’s approval for our schemes, and for your assistance in securing a funding partner for us; really helpful thank you.

Flushed with the success of securing the planning permission, Lancing College is now really looking forward to delivering the schemes, and the meeting with your very knowledgeable electrical and installation specialists this week has been hugely beneficial to progressing the preparatory works and ultimately the scheme.

Lancing College is delighted to be working with you, and our sports coaches and pupils are looking forward to playing hockey, tennis and netball under the new floodlit facilities in 2018.”

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