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Arcus Sponsors RTPI Yorkshire Region October Seminar

Arcus is proud to sponsor the RTPI Yorkshire Region “Thirsk and Sowerby Expansion – Rural Community Erosion or Sensitive Sustainable Settlement” October seminar. The seminar will focus upon the approval in 2012 of 925 dwellings, a neighbourhood centre and a sports village on the 56 ha site known as “Sowerby Gateway” and will ask to…

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Stuart Davidson Achieves Registered EIA Practitioner Status from IEMA

Stuart Davidson, Senior Environmental Consultant, has recently been certified by IEMA as a Registered Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Practitioner.  As an experienced project manager, Stuart has developed a strong and extensive understanding of the EIA process through undertaking a variety of technical assessments and coordinating EIAs for a range of different development types across the…

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Clare Walters Joins Arcus to Lead Planning Team

Based in our York office, Clare joins Arcus as Technical Director and will lead the planning team on projects throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A Planner with over 20 years’ experience, she has developed a reputation for solving complex planning issues and has achieved planning permission for a wide range of developments across the property…

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Leona Graves Joins Arcus to Lead our Glasgow Ecology Team

As Principal Ecologist in Glasgow, Leona is focussing on our ecology work with the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has extensive experience in the ecological and environmental assessment of renewable energy projects, having worked as technical lead and ecology project manager on numerous onshore wind and grid infrastructure projects. Formerly based in the Orkney Islands…

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Mark Topping Joins Arcus to Lead Landscape Architecture Services

Mark Topping has joined Arcus as Associate Director, Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture.  Based in York, he works closely with other members of our environment team to assist clients with their developments. Mark is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 15 years’ experience in the UK and Canada within the private and third sector, specialising in Project Management,…

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Claudius Völker Strengthens Arcus’ Onshore Oil & Gas Expertise

Claudius has joined Arcus as Technical Director specialising in onshore oil and gas. His extensive knowledge of all environmental, planning and permitting aspects of UK onshore oil and gas exploration and production operations applies to all stages e.g. exploration, appraisal and full field development. Previously he was Senior Manager in the Land & Planning Group…

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Lightsource’s Bolsover Moor solar PV site consented

Lightsource’s Bolsover Moor Quarry Solar PV Array has received consent from Bolsover District Council. Arcus provided technical support services to Lightsource on the 5MW PV array including hydrology and drainage, ecology and ornithology, archaeology and landscape assessment. We consider this to be one of the best and most appropriate sites for solar PV we have…

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Arcus welcomes Tom Parkyn

Tom is an experienced project manager of environmental impact assessment and management, with seven years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He has coordinated and led numerous studies for renewable energy developments throughout the UK: from Feed-in-Tariff projects through to Section 36 developments.  This has involved working with a wide variety of clients, ranging…

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Alistair Huntly joins Ecology Team

Alistair joined us from the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), part of Defra, where he worked for five years as an ecologist carrying out vegetation assessments on government led agri-environment schemes. He has botanical experience over a range of habitats across the country and has conducted many protected species surveys and translocations for the…

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Elgin Energy’s Bilsborrow Solar PV Array (7 MW) Consented

Elgin Energy’s Bilsborrow solar PV array (7 MW) was consented on Tuesday by Wyre Borough Council under delegated powers. Arcus carried out the Landscape & Visual Appraisal and created 3d visuals using Cloud9. The 3d visuals were key to overcoming the Council’s reservations about the development as it is the first ground mounted solar PV in the area.…

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