News Category: Planning

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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Wood Lane Solar Farm Approved

Wood Lane Solar Farm Approved

Arcus provided the full range of environmental and planning services to support a major planning application by leading UK solar developer, Elgin Energy, for Wood Lane Solar Farm near Sturton-le-Steeple in Bassetlaw. The development occupies circa 97 ha of agricultural land and will have an installed capacity of 49.9 MWp. At the virtual planning committee…

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James Youngs – Planning Year in Industry Intern – Shares his Year at Arcus

James Youngs - Planning Year in Industry Intern - Shares his Year at Arcus

I was fortunate enough to secure a ‘Year in Industry’ work placement at Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd, during my third year at the University of York. I have had the honour to work closely with both the York and Glasgow planning teams, whilst also working alongside the environment, noise, hydrology and ecology teams across all…

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