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Liam Nevins celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Senior Environmental Consultant Liam Nevins has reached the milestone of a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Liam joined Arcus in 2007 after a spell at the Environment Agency in Shropshire, where he was responsible for organising and undertaking a water quality sample collection programme across the region.…

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Guy Cope celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Guy Cope celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Photography and Visualisation Consultant Guy Cope has reached the milestone of a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Guy joined Arcus in 2007 after several years photographing motorsport events for the British and World Superbike Championships. During his time at Arcus he has worked on over 100 EIA…

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Catriona Laird shortlisted in Young Professionals Green Energy Awards

Catriona Laird shortlisted in Young Professionals Green Energy Awards

As announced by Scottish Renewables last month, Arcus’ Environmental Consultant, Catriona Laird, has been shortlisted in the Professional Award category at this year’s Young Professional Green Energy Awards.  Catriona follows in the footsteps of Arcus colleague John Allsopp, who was nominated and subsequently won the Professional Award at the 2016 awards ceremony. Catriona initially joined…

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Harburnhead Windfarm Inauguration Event

Harburnhead Windfarm Inauguration Event

The inauguration event for Harburnhead Windfarm was held at the site in West Lothian, Scotland, on 5th April 2017.  Arcus was delighted to support our client, LDV Harburnhead Ltd, both on the day and throughout the project to date.  It was highly satisfying to see all 22 Enercon E82 turbines spinning, while the plaque on…

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Small-Scale Reserve Electrical Power Plant – Planning Application Submitted

Small-Scale Reserve Electrical Power Plant – Planning Application Submitted

Arcus has prepared and submitted a planning application for a small scale reserve electrical power plant (natural gas combustion and battery storage) near Falkirk. The Development comprises a generating compound of up to 11 containerised units of gas generators or Lithium Ion battery arrays, and associated infrastructure. The Development is on a brownfield site adjacent to a…

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Arcus helps Seagreen gain Consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Offshore Wind Farms

Arcus helps Seagreen gain Consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Offshore Wind Farms

Seagreen gained consent for the Onshore Transmission Works relating to the Alpha and Bravo Offshore Wind Farms at the end of December 2016.  Arcus provided assistance to Seagreen (a joint venture between SSE and Fluor) during the planning process for the onshore cable, substation and associated works required to support the offshore wind farms. Our…

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The Housing White Paper – Feeble or Far-reaching?

The Housing White Paper – Feeble or Far-reaching?

By Darren Hendley, Principal Planner Central Government’s much awaited Housing White Paper has arrived with the intention of fixing Britain’s “broken housing market”, to quote Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. The details set out in the White Paper to boost house building are a mix of carrot and stick measures, aimed at both Local Planning Authorities…

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Great Crested Newt Licensing: New Approach Benefits Developers

Great Crested Newt Licensing: New Approach Benefits Developers

Natural England is to roll out a new approach to great crested newt mitigation that will avoid costly delays to developers. Councils across the UK will survey their authority areas for great crested newts over the next three years.  Using the results from these surveys, they will produce spatial planning policies to inform development proposals…

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Gearing Up for Bat Survey Season

Gearing Up for Bat Survey Season

Bats will soon begin to stir and so their survey season approaches (May to September). A five month survey window can seem restrictive; however, preliminary surveys can be done now to make sure your application can go ahead as soon as possible. Contact us to progress your Development Mikeg@arcusconsulting.co.uk

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Katie Emmitt reflects on the first 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

Katie Emmitt reflects on the first 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

Starting my Year in Industry placement at Arcus Consultancy Services back in August 2016, I remember feeling excited but nervous at the prospect. However I settled in very quickly and soon found I had nothing to worry about. The staff here are all very friendly and made me feel at home almost immediately. They’re always…

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