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Natural England Releases Three New Tools to Help Developers

Natural England Releases Three New Tools to Help Developers

On Wednesday 7th July 2021 Natural England launched three new tools, the updated Biodiversity Metric 3.0, a Small Sites Metric (SSM) and the Environmental Benefits from Nature Tool (EBNT). The Biodiversity Metric and SSM both evaluate and account for nature losses and gains resulting from development as required by the proposed Environmental Bill. The main…

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Martin Gillespie – Planning Consultant in Renewables

Martin Gillespie - Planning Consultant in Renewables

Emerging technology, as we know, will be critical to the UK achieving its binding carbon targets. It’s therefore a real privilege that planning consultants like me get to play a hugely influential role in this. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in December 2016 with a MSc in International Planning Studies. This included a…

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Increase in Graduates Wanting to Work in the Green Economy

Increase in Graduates Wanting to Work in the Green Economy

According to the Government, almost two thirds of 18–24-year-olds are interested in pursuing a career in the green economy[i]. We’re proud to be creating new roles each year in both the UK and South African renewables sector. Last year we recruited 28 people, including 13 at a Graduate or intern level. We are finding that…

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Arcus Planning Team Awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards

Arcus Planning Team Awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards

We are delighted to hear that our Planning team was awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards for Planning Consultancy of the Year.  The planning team support some of the biggest renewable energy projects in the UK, from the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the UK’s biggest solar farm, and are at…

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Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Every year, Edinburgh Science Festival hosts a week-long careers education event aimed at giving school students a glimpse into the interesting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).  The Careers Hive connects professionals from a wide range of STEM industries with school students aged between 11 and 14 through demonstration activities, seminars and “speed…

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Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

We are delighted to have achieved an overall score of 100% in our recent Category C Audit by Achilles UVDB.  The Achilles Audit looks at Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility and how we manage these. It provides a number of benefits to us as a Company and also ensures that our…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year at the 2021 Planning Awards https://www.planningawards.com/planning-shortlist-2021/. Our Planning Team supports and enables some of the biggest renewable energy projects throughout the UK. Clare Walters, Technical Director and Planning Team Lead says “The Renewables planning industry has faced significant challenges over the last…

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Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm Submitted

Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm Submitted

Arcus has recently submitted the Section 36 application for Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm, located approximately 15 km north-east of Fort Augustus, Scottish Highlands. The proposed Corriegarth 2 extends the existing operational Corriegarth Wind Farm, which comprises of 20 turbines with a tip height of 120 m, and has been operational since 2017. If consented, Corriegarth…

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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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Lockdown, One Year On

Lockdown, One Year On

It’s now almost one year since the first lockdown was announced, and since then the vast majority of Arcus staff have been working from home.  We have taken the time to reflect on what has been a challenging and different year to what any of us could ever have expected.  In the past year we…

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