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Scottish Ecology Survey Calendar

Scottish Ecology Survey Calendar

The Scottish Ecology Team have created this handy survey calendar which outlines the optimal times for conducting ecological surveys in Scotland.  The team of 10 Glasgow-based Ecologists and Ornithologists have a wealth of survey experience, and hold a variety of NatureScot survey licences, including Schedule 1 birds, great crested newt and bats. Our team can…

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Corkey Windfarm Consented

Corkey Windfarm Consented

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…

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Heathland Wind Farm Consented

Heathland Wind Farm Consented

On January 10th 2022, the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit granted consent for Heathland Wind Farm. This project was developed as a ‘re-design’ of the existing consented 17-turbine scheme, which was granted by Scottish Ministers in October 2018. The new consent secures planning permission for 14-turbines, with tip heights between 150 m and 180 m…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year

Arcus Shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the 2022 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards. Our team of over 100 consultants have worked incredibly hard this year on some of the biggest renewable energy projects around the world so we feel particularly proud to have our work recognized at such a…

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Rigged Hill Windfarm Repowering Consented

Rigged Hill Windfarm Repowering Consented

Arcus is delighted to have supported ScottishPower Renewables over more than 5 years on the Rigged Hill Windfarm Repowering project in Northern Ireland, which was consented at planning committee in October 2021.  Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council voted unanimously to adopt the officer’s recommendation for approval for the repowering, following no consultee organisation objections.…

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Blog Post: Antonia Devereux – Environmental Intern at Arcus

Blog Post: Antonia Devereux - Environmental Intern at Arcus

Applying for jobs can be daunting, and when it came to my search for a placement, it was no exception. I was hoping to gain some experience in environmental consultancy and take a break from university life, but with the current COVID-19 situation, there were a lot more applicants and a lot less opportunities. One…

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Danielle Smith Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Danielle Smith Celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to celebrate with Danielle Smith, HR Manager, as she celebrates a decade at Arcus.  Danielle joined Arcus in 2011 as Office Administrator, initially supporting a small team of around 20 people in Glasgow.  Since then, Arcus has grown substantially and Danielle has helped to create and develop the Human Resources function.  She…

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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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Swansea Greener Grid Park Consented

Swansea Greener Grid Park Consented

Swansea Council Planning Committee has unanimously approved an application submitted by Arcus on behalf of Statkraft UK LTD for a Greener Grid Park adjacent to Swansea North National Grid Substation.  The innovative project is designed to support the stability of the electricity grid network and decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity supply. Arcus led the planning and…

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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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