News Category: Planning

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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Arcus Submit First NSIP Scale Solar Project

On 14th December 2018 the Cleve Hill Solar Park DCO application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination. The Cleve Hill project is the largest proposed solar park and energy storage facility in the UK and the first solar park greater than 50 MW requiring an application under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime…

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Another Battery Storage Consent for Arcus

Arcus has secured planning permission for another battery storage facility in Aberdeenshire. The application was determined under delegated powers within the statutory 8 week period.  Arcus provided all site design, planning and environmental services, including noise, ecology and flood risk work. This maintains our 100% success rate for battery storage applications in Scotland.  For more…

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Consultation on Changes to Planning Rules for Energy Storage in England

On Monday 14th January, BEIS published their consultation on proposed changes to planning rules for energy storage projects in England. The consultation documents are available here and the closing date for the consultation is 25th March 2019. Any developers interested in progressing energy storage projects in the future should respond to the consultation.  The key…

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Fair Isle Project Wins at Scottish Green Energy Awards

The Fair Isle Community Wind Project won the Judges Award at the recent Scottish Green Energy Awards.  Arcus was responsible for environmental and consenting work on the project, which included two separate planning applications: the first for three wind turbines, and the second for grid infrastructure.  After being consented by Shetland Islands Council, Arcus continued…

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Planning submission for Van Elle Limited 5.7 MWp Solar Array

Planning submission for Van Elle Limited 5.7 MWp Solar Array

Arcus has submitted a planning application to Ashfield District Council on behalf of Van Elle Limited for a 5.7 MWp solar PV array and associated infrastructure on land at the former Langton Colliery, Nottinghamshire. Arcus has been involved in the whole project lifecycle; from initial site feasibility, early discussions with the Local Authority and technical studies through…

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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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