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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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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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