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Cleve Hill Solar Park granted Development Consent, 28th May 2020

Cleve Hill Solar Park granted Development Consent, 28th May 2020

Cleve Hill Solar Park, in Kent, was granted a Development Consent Order on 28th May 2020.  Arcus was delighted to support the Cleve Hill developers, Wirsol and Hive Energy, through providing DCO co-ordination, EIA co-ordination, landscape, ecology and flood risk consultancy advice and support throughout the pre-application and examination phases. Co-developer Simon McCarthy, of Wirsol,…

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An introduction to DEFRA Biodiversity Metrics.

Environmental Consultant Katie Emmitt of Arcus Consultancy Services Limited and Surface Property will provide an introduction to the DEFRA Biodiversity Metrics, the methodology behind it before running through a worked example. Katie was born and raised in Leeds and has lived in Yorkshire all her life. She attended the University of York to study Environmental…

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Submission of Battery Storage Extension Application for Gresham House

Submission of Battery Storage Extension Application for Gresham House

Arcus was delighted to support Gresham House’s New Energy team with planning and environmental services in respect of an extension to the operational battery storage facility at Glassenbury in Kent which they recently acquired. The extension would not only increases the capacity of the storage facility but also the duration of export. Further information about…

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COVD-19: Continuity of Noise and Acoustics Assessments

During the current coronavirus situation Arcus are working hard to ensure continuity of service for our clients. The Scottish Government has written to the Chief Executives of Local Authorities regarding special measures to enable the occupation of new buildings, and The Institute of Acoustics and Association of Noise Consultants have issued guidance on how to…

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COVID-19

The Arcus Management and Support Teams are closely monitoring all government and health authority updates on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  We remain committed to continuing our business operations whilst safeguarding the health and safety of our staff. With regards to our day to day work, we anticipate all surveys, assessments and professional services continuing as…

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Leeds Beckett University – Guest Lecture.

Leeds Beckett University – Guest Lecture.

Ecology can pose big risks for developers in terms of cost, missed opportunities and program delay, which is why Arcus are keen to educate the next generation of Project Managers, Developers, Architects, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors on how to avoid those risks at the onset of a project. With this in mind we are…

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3 Solar Farm Consents in 3 months

3 Solar Farm Consents in 3 months

Arcus delivered 3 solar farm consents in 3 months for 3 separate clients for sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hambleton (Yorkshire). We provided full planning support and the majority of environmental surveys and assessments on these projects. Work continues on discharging the planning conditions to prepare the sites for construction. We continue to be involved…

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Ecology Survey/Mitigation Calendars

Ecology Survey/Mitigation Calendars

Arcus are pleased to provide this guidance on protected species surveys and mitigations within their respective seasonal constraints throughout the year.  Each protected species survey or mitigation requirement can only be completed at certain times of the year and these are further influenced by the weather and geographic location.  By understanding these seasonal factors, constraints…

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Seasonal Field Surveyors and Subcontractors

Seasonal Field Surveyors and Subcontractors

South East England Arcus are looking for experienced Ecologists, particularly those who hold a Natural England Great Crested Newt survey licence, to carry out surveys for a range of project work throughout England. Work is on an ad hoc basis and will involve you working in the field with responsibility for preparing and managing surveys,…

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Lunchtime training on Habitat Regulations Assessment

Lunchtime training on Habitat Regulations Assessment

One of our Senior Ecologists, Caroline, giving a presentation on Habitat Regulations Assessments to our Technical Disciplines and EIA Project Managers as part of our series of lunchtime talks to ensure all our disciplines work cohesively together and know what to look out for on their clients projects, regardless of their technical discipline

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