News Category: Solar

Cayton Solar Farm Approved

Cayton Solar Farm Approved

Arcus are delighted to have provided planning and environmental support to Elgin Energy, a leading UK solar developer, for their Cayton Solar Farm development near South Stainley, North Yorkshire. Arcus provided the full range of environmental and planning services to support this major planning application to Harrogate Borough Council. Cayton Solar Farm will have an…

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The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

With both the ecology survey season and the financial year coming to a close, the Arcus Ecology Team has taken time to reflect on what has been another incredibly busy and rewarding year. Despite the unique challenges Covid-19 posed to carrying out surveys, the team has been able to keep projects on track by delivering…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Landscape Institute Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Landscape Institute Award

Arcus are delighted to be shortlisted for the Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure Award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2020, for the work they carried out at Cleve Hill Solar Park. As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) was submitted in November 2018 and the DCO was granted…

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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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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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3 Solar Farm Consents in 3 months

3 Solar Farm Consents in 3 months

Arcus delivered 3 solar farm consents in 3 months for 3 separate clients for sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hambleton (Yorkshire). We provided full planning support and the majority of environmental surveys and assessments on these projects. Work continues on discharging the planning conditions to prepare the sites for construction. We continue to be involved…

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South Lowfield Solar Farm Approved

We are delighted to have supported Lightsource BP in its application for planning permission for the South Lowfield Solar Farm near Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire, which was approved at committee on 14th November 2019.  The development occupies circa 93 ha of agricultural land and will have an installed capacity of 49.9 MWp. At the planning…

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Application Submitted for Cayton Solar Farm

Application Submitted for Cayton Solar Farm

Arcus has submitted a major planning application for Elgin Energy for the Cayton Solar Farm near South Stainley, Harrogate. The development occupies circa 85 ha of agricultural land and would have an installed capacity of 49.9MWp. Arcus coordinated the planning application submission and provided all planning and environmental services including landscape and visual assessment, ecology…

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Gorse Lane Solar Farm Approved

Arcus recently prepared and submitted a major application to North Kesteven District Council, on behalf of Elgin Energy, for the 65 hectare Gorse Lane Solar Farm near Sleaford, Lincolnshire.  Arcus were responsible for co-ordinating and preparing the planning application and supporting technical reports including planning statement, design and access statement, landscape and visual appraisal, ecology…

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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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