News Category: Planning

Martin Gillespie – Planning Consultant in Renewables

Martin Gillespie - Planning Consultant in Renewables

Emerging technology, as we know, will be critical to the UK achieving its binding carbon targets. It’s therefore a real privilege that planning consultants like me get to play a hugely influential role in this. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in December 2016 with a MSc in International Planning Studies. This included a…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year at the 2021 Planning Awards https://www.planningawards.com/planning-shortlist-2021/. Our Planning Team supports and enables some of the biggest renewable energy projects throughout the UK. Clare Walters, Technical Director and Planning Team Lead says “The Renewables planning industry has faced significant challenges over the last…

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Solar Farm at Sutton Bridge Approved for EDF Renewables

Solar Farm at Sutton Bridge Approved for EDF Renewables

South Holland District Council Planning Committee have voted unanimously to approve a planning application which was submitted by Arcus on behalf of EDF Renewables for a 49.9 MW solar farm in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. While much of the site is located in Flood Zone 3, at the highest risk of flooding, our team provided a…

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Heathland Wind Farm Submitted

Heathland Wind Farm Submitted

Over the past 18 months, Arcus has supported EDF Renewables by leading the environmental and planning aspects for the re-design of the consented Heathland Wind Farm. Located across South Lanarkshire and West Lothian local authority boundaries, the primary goal of the project has been re-design the consented scheme to optimise the electricity generation whilst minimising…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Renewable Energy Project or Installation in the Humber Area at the Humber Renewables Awards 2020, for the work we have carried out at Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm. Dogger Bank, located off the Yorkshire coastline, is the world’s largest offshore wind farm currently under development.  We…

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Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

The Committee for Climate Change has published its latest report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland (https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2020-progress-report-to-parliament/). The report rightly notes the significant progress which the power sector has made towards reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The switch to low carbon generation has contributed two thirds of the…

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North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

On 26th October 2020, the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division allowed an appeal by the Scottish Salmon Company, granting planning permission to the development of an Atlantic salmon marine fish farm in North Aird, Loch Shieldaig in the Highlands. The development will consist of 4 x 100 metres circumference pens, adjacent to an…

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Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Members of Copeland Borough Council voted unanimously to approve two applications to extend the operational lifespans of the Haverigg II and Haverigg III Wind Farms in a virtual Planning Panel meeting on 14th October 2020. Arcus was delighted to have led the planning submission on behalf of Thrive Renewables Ltd (Haverigg II Wind Farm) and…

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Ballochy Solar Consented

Ballochy Solar Consented

On 15th September 2020, at the Virtual Development Committee meeting, members of Committee at Angus Council unanimously agreed to the approval of a major planning application at East Ballochy by SPR for a Solar, Battery Energy Storage System and an approximate 7.5 km private wire grid connection, covering a total developable area of 161.63 hectares.…

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Liz Russell and Eve Browning join Arcus

We are pleased to welcome Liz Russell, Senior Planner, and Eve Browning, Senior Environmental Consultant, to Arcus. Liz is a Chartered Town Planner and IEMA Associate Member with over seven years’ experience in environmental planning with a focus on renewable energy projects.  She joins our growing North East Office to help support the Planning Team.…

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