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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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Yorkshire Water Tight Phosphorus Delivery Programme

Since March 2018 Arcus has provided planning support to Yorkshire Water at 16 of their waste water treatment sites, as part of their Tight Phosphorus Delivery Programme (TPDP).  The reason for this work was to gain consent for crucial upgrades which help reduce phosphorus levels at each site, and ensure that phosphorus is not released…

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Gas Peaking Plant Approved in Bolsover

Arcus managed the planning and environmental aspects of a 5 MW gas peaking plant planning application near Bolsover.  The development was granted planning permission.  Along with providing the planning statement and coordinating the application submission, Arcus also provided noise, air quality, access and ecology services.  In particular, Arcus worked closely with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust…

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Arcus Opens Durham Office

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Arcus Durham Office earlier this month, situated in the Rainton Bridge South Business Park. We are excited to build on our existing project work in the region, bringing with us the knowledge and expertise from our long-established York and Glasgow offices. We are committed to supporting…

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Arcus Submit First NSIP Scale Solar Project

On 14th December 2018 the Cleve Hill Solar Park DCO application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination. The Cleve Hill project is the largest proposed solar park and energy storage facility in the UK and the first solar park greater than 50 MW requiring an application under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime…

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Arcus are now Cyber Essentials certified!

So what is Cyber Essentials and Why become certified? The full scheme, launched on 5 June 2014, enables organisations to gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges. It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations which are offering incentives for businesses. Cyber Essentials helps…

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Application Submitted for Gorse Lane Solar Farm

Arcus has submitted a planning application for Elgin Energy for the Gorse Lane Solar Farm near Silk Willoughby, Lincolnshire. The development occupies circa 70 ha of agricultural land. Arcus coordinated the planning application submission and provided all planning and environmental services including landscape and visual assessment, ecology, heritage, flood risk assessment, arboricultural assessment, transport statement,…

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Another Battery Storage Consent for Arcus

Arcus has secured planning permission for another battery storage facility in Aberdeenshire. The application was determined under delegated powers within the statutory 8 week period.  Arcus provided all site design, planning and environmental services, including noise, ecology and flood risk work. This maintains our 100% success rate for battery storage applications in Scotland.  For more…

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Winter Wildcat Surveys

Our experienced ecologists are currently braving the harsh Scottish winter, in the search for the elusive Scottish wildcat. Surveys for one of Britain’s rarest mammals are best carried out in winter, and any site north of the central belt should be considered for a wildcat survey.

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