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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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Major Battery Storage Application Submitted – Perth and Kinross

Arcus undertook all planning and environmental requirements for the Coupar Angus Battery Storage Facility which was submitted as a ‘Major’ planning application to Perth and Kinross Council. The application submission followed two public consultation events in line with the Proposal of Application Notice. The Development was considered to be a ‘Major’ planning application by the…

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Arcus receives new Anabat Swift Full Spectrum passive bat detectors

Just in time for the start of the bat survey season, Arcus ecologists in Glasgow have just received their new Anabat Swift Full Spectrum passive bat detectors.  The use of full spectrum detectors is now a requirement under the new multi-stakeholder Bat Survey Guidelines for Windfarms. Contact us to find out how we can help…

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Troston Loch Wind Farm Application

Arcus recently prepared and submitted a Section 36 application to the Scottish Ministers on behalf of EDF Renewables for the Troston Loch Wind Farm near Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway.  The development consists of up to 14 turbines and a battery storage facility, and would have a generating capacity in the region of 67 MW.  Arcus…

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