On February 23rd 2022, Causeway Coasts and Glens Borough Council, in Northern Ireland, granted consent for Corkey Windfarm Repowering. Corkey Windfarm’s 10 turbines have operated since 1994, with a capacity of 5 MW in total. The Repowering project is to remove these and replace them with 5 modern wind turbines with a capacity of up to 29.9 MW in total. The application was submitted in July 2019, had no objections from consultees and was consent was secured by unanimous vote at planning committee.
Arcus was appointed by ScottishPower Renewables in 2017 to co-ordinate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, deliver the Environmental Statement (ES) and manage all associated environmental work on the project. As well as leading the EIA process, Arcus carried out the majority of the specialist environmental and engineering services in-house. The design process was bespoke, given the existing network of tracks and crane hard standings, and the environmental benefits of re-using these wherever practical. Following submission of the application, Arcus has continued to support ScottishPower Renewables and work alongside Juno Planning in responding to consultee questions on the project, which led to three supplementary environmental information (SEI) documents being produced, each clarifying specific aspects of the ES. Arcus staff also supported the project at the planning committee meeting.
Arcus has been delighted to work with ScottishPower Renewables and Juno Planning on this project.