Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Expertise


Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Expertise

Contact: ev_charging@arcusconsulting.co.uk

Arcus provides high quality planning, environmental and engineering consultancy services to support all aspects of electric vehicle (EV) charging projects in the UK, from site finding and feasibility through to planning and pre-construction support, from small-scale commercial charging points to strategic ultra-fast charging EV networks in UK cities.

The range of services we offer in-house on EV charging developments includes:

  • Feasibility and Site Finding
  • Grid Connection Applications
  • Environmental Surveys and Assessments
    • Landscape and Visual (including visualisations and planting plans)
    • Ecology (including Preliminary Ecology Appraisal)
    • Access and Transport (including Construction Traffic Management Plan)
    • Archaeology
    • Drainage and Flood Risk Assessment
    • Arboriculture
    • Noise and Vibration
  • Project Management
  • Owner’s Engineer and Construction Management

Our focused approach to reporting and experience of a range of technical issues on a variety of sites allow us to deliver quick, cost effective solutions to meet challenging planning and construction deadlines.  Arcus identify key parameters and required technical solutions early in the planning and permitting process in order to reduce the risk of delays and late changes affecting the project timelines.


Selected Projects

Go Ultra Low York Hyper Hubs, City of York Council

Arcus are currently preparing the planning applications for the City of York Council’s Go Ultra Low York Hyper Hubs programme. The application is for the development of electric vehicle rapid charging infrastructure at critical locations in the York transport network which will enable the uptake of Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEVs).

Arcus is working closely with the City of York Council and technology suppliers to enable planning applications to be made, and to ensure that consents can be implemented within the wider project delivery timescales.

Arcus will prepare the planning application forms and associated planning drawings. Once the application is submitted, Arcus will monitor the validation process and will manage any queries that might be raised during the application determination process.


Solar and EV Charging at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre, ScottishPower Renewables

Testament to our approach is the collaboration with ScottishPower Renewables.  Arcus provided planning services for the application of car ports with roof mounted solar panels and electric vehicle charging point at the Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre in East Renfrewshire.

Arcus undertook a detailed review of planning requirements, identified the key planning risks associated with the proposed development and prepared a planning application along with related landowner certificate and notices which were submitted to the relevant bodies.  The application outlined details of the proposed development and compliance with the planning policy framework, including the East Renfrewshire Local Development Plan.  Following this, a planning and design statement was prepared to support the application. Following the submission of the application, Arcus provided post submission support and management of the application. The development was consented in May 2018.