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Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

The Committee for Climate Change has published its latest report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland (https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2020-progress-report-to-parliament/). The report rightly notes the significant progress which the power sector has made towards reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The switch to low carbon generation has contributed two thirds of the…

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Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Wales Approved

Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Wales Approved

  Arcus are delighted to have provided consenting and environmental assessment support to Celt Power (a partnership between Scottish Power Renewables and Eurus Energy), securing their recent Section 36C consent from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for the Llandinam Onshore Windfarm Repowering in Powys, Wales. The consent application and supporting environmental survey…

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North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

North Aird Salmon Marine Fish Farm Approved

On 26th October 2020, the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division allowed an appeal by the Scottish Salmon Company, granting planning permission to the development of an Atlantic salmon marine fish farm in North Aird, Loch Shieldaig in the Highlands. The development will consist of 4 x 100 metres circumference pens, adjacent to an…

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Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Haverigg II and III Wind Farm Life Extensions Approved

Members of Copeland Borough Council voted unanimously to approve two applications to extend the operational lifespans of the Haverigg II and Haverigg III Wind Farms in a virtual Planning Panel meeting on 14th October 2020. Arcus was delighted to have led the planning submission on behalf of Thrive Renewables Ltd (Haverigg II Wind Farm) and…

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Scotland Net Zero: Onshore Wind and Peat

Scotland Net Zero: Onshore Wind and Peat

In 2019, the Scottish Parliament voted on updates to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act which included setting a national, binding target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2045. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been monitoring Scotland’s progress on reducing emissions, and recently published its October 2020 Progress Report for Reducing Emissions in Scotland.…

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The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

With both the ecology survey season and the financial year coming to a close, the Arcus Ecology Team has taken time to reflect on what has been another incredibly busy and rewarding year. Despite the unique challenges Covid-19 posed to carrying out surveys, the team has been able to keep projects on track by delivering…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Landscape Institute Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Landscape Institute Award

Arcus are delighted to be shortlisted for the Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure Award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2020, for the work they carried out at Cleve Hill Solar Park. As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) was submitted in November 2018 and the DCO was granted…

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Ballochy Solar Consented

Ballochy Solar Consented

On 15th September 2020, at the Virtual Development Committee meeting, members of Committee at Angus Council unanimously agreed to the approval of a major planning application at East Ballochy by SPR for a Solar, Battery Energy Storage System and an approximate 7.5 km private wire grid connection, covering a total developable area of 161.63 hectares.…

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Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article “The future of the energy sector is green – and it’s female”

Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article

Arcus was featured in the Scotland on Sunday on 30th August 2020 as part of an article on women in renewables. We are incredibly proud to be recognised as a company that actively encourages females in the industry as well as supporting graduates throughout their studies.  The article states that women currently make up around…

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Liz Russell and Eve Browning join Arcus

We are pleased to welcome Liz Russell, Senior Planner, and Eve Browning, Senior Environmental Consultant, to Arcus. Liz is a Chartered Town Planner and IEMA Associate Member with over seven years’ experience in environmental planning with a focus on renewable energy projects.  She joins our growing North East Office to help support the Planning Team.…

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