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Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) Auction – Results Due 26th August 2016

Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) Auction - Results Due 26th August 2016

Balancing the electricity grid at exactly 50 Hz is tricky; managing different generation types, fluctuating loads, and intermittent renewable energy. National Grid responds to changes in system frequency by paying energy generators and consumers to provide a frequency response service, where they react to changes in grid frequency by either increasing or decreasing power output. However,…

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Consultation on Draft EIA Regulations in Scotland

Consultation on Draft EIA Regulations in Scotland

Scottish Ministers are consulting on proposals for implementing the new EIA Directive (2014/52/EU). The consultation will be open for 12 weeks from 9th August to 31st October 2016 and is available here. The UK (incl. Scotland) continues to be a member of the EU and as such is statutorily obligated to transpose the new EIA…

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Local Plan News – August 2016

Local Plan News – August 2016

Local Plans updates this month are: City of York Council Hull City Council East Riding of Yorkshire Council For more information about Local Plan changes and representations, please contact Darren Hendley, MRTPI, Principal Planning Consultant: Tel: 01904 715470 Email:darrenh@arcusconsulting.co.uk City of York Council has published a further Local Plan – Preferred Options document for consultation.…

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Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released its second Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) Evidence Report for government, officials and policy makers in July 2016. It summarises the latest evidence on the way climate change is likely to impact upon the different aspects of the UK’s natural, built and human environments and provides a…

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Wind Turbine Consented at Mitchell’s House Reservoirs, Accrington

Wind Turbine Consented at Mitchell’s House Reservoirs, Accrington

Arcus have gained planning permission for United Utilities for a 500kW wind turbine, 68 m to tip, at Mitchell’s House Reservoirs near Accrington in Lancashire. Despite the Planning Officer recommending refusal of the application the Development Control Committee overturned the recommendation, voting to approve the application. Arcus has been involved in the whole project lifecycle,…

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Mike Bird celebrates a Decade at Arcus

Mike Bird celebrates a Decade at Arcus

We are pleased to announce that Principal Consultant Mike Bird has reached the milestone of a decade as part of the Arcus team.  Mike joined Arcus in 2006 as a graduate after completing his BSc at Liverpool University. At the start of his career, he worked on site finding and feasibility studies and has gone…

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Local Plan News – July 2016

Local Plan News – July 2016

Local Plans updates this month are: Northumberland County Council East Lindsey District Council North Yorkshire County Council For more information about Local Plan changes and representations, please contact Darren Hendley, MRTPI, Principal Planning Consultant: Tel: 01904 715470 Email:darrenh@arcusconsulting.co.uk Northumberland County Council has published proposed changes to its Draft Core Strategy for consultation. Northumberland has also published a…

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Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works Required (Sub-Contracted or Employed)

Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works Required (Sub-Contracted or Employed)

We are looking for an experienced Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW) to work on construction projects in Scotland.  The work will be mainly site based and may require periods away from home.  Working outside office hours, as well as at multiple sites and on other projects, is to be expected. Demonstrable ECoW experience is essential,…

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Transport Design Supplementary Planning Document for the Peak District

Transport Design Supplementary Planning Document for the Peak District

Arcus has been commissioned by the Peak District National Park Authority to prepare a Transport Design Supplementary Planning Document that will provide guidance on the design of transport infrastructure, so it is in keeping with the statutory purposes and special qualities of the National Park. The production of the Supplementary Planning Document will be a…

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5.7MWp Solar PV Array Consented on the former Langton Colliery site

5.7MWp Solar PV Array Consented on the former Langton Colliery site

Van Elle’s 5.7MWp Solar PV Array on the former Langton Colliery site has received planning consent from Ashfield District Council under delegated powers. Arcus has been involved in the whole project lifecycle, from initial feasibility through to planning application submission and post submission support. Arcus led all planning services and provided technical and environmental support…

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