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Response to Proposed Irish Planning Guidance on Noise from Wind Farms

Arcus is contributing to a consultation response to the Irish Government’s Draft Revised Wind Energy Guidelines.  The response is being prepared by a group of acousticians who act for wind farm developers, council, government bodies and residents’ groups.  The group is of the opinion that the draft guidelines contain a number of technical errors, ambiguities…

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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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Adam Price gains associate membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

Arcus are pleased to announce that Adam Price has gained associate membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM), the UK’s leading professional body in the field of Air Quality. Adam joined the team in April to help bolster our Air Quality service and has since been promoted to Air Quality Consultant, taking the…

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Biodiversity Net Gain Metrics

The Environment Bill published earlier this year, confirmed the Government would mandate net gains in biodiversity for all new planning applications in England and Wales. This will be brought into legislation within the year and will be mandatory for all developers to prove there will be a 10% biodiversity net gain post construction. The development…

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Battery Storage Appeal Success – Arbroath

Battery Storage Appeal Success – Arbroath

Arcus undertook initial site search and then all planning and environmental requirements for the Arbroath Battery Storage Facility which was submitted to Angus Council in 2018. Despite having no statutory objections the application was refused under delegated powers. They key reasons for refusal put forward by the Council was that the Development was contrary to…

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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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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…

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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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Wind Turbines, Noise and Donald Trump

American President Donald Trump has claimed in a recent speech that noise from wind turbines causes cancer (https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-claims-wind-turbine-noise-causes-cancer-11683102), a claim which as far as we are aware, is completely unfounded. The latest report from the World Health Organisation (http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/383921/noise-guidelines-eng.pdf?ua=1) on Environmental Noise in Europe examined the links between noise and health for different noise sources, including…

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Yorkshire Water Headquarters Solar Panels

Yorkshire Water is installing solar panels on their headquarters at Buttershaw, Bradford. Following an appraisal of options for renewable energy generation at the site, Arcus provided planning advice and secured Prior Notification Approval for the project in May 2018.

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