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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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Response to Proposed Irish Planning Guidance on Noise from Wind Farms

Arcus is contributing to a consultation response to the Irish Government’s Draft Revised Wind Energy Guidelines.  The response is being prepared by a group of acousticians who act for wind farm developers, council, government bodies and residents’ groups.  The group is of the opinion that the draft guidelines contain a number of technical errors, ambiguities…

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South Lowfield Solar Farm Approved

We are delighted to have supported Lightsource BP in its application for planning permission for the South Lowfield Solar Farm near Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire, which was approved at committee on 14th November 2019.  The development occupies circa 93 ha of agricultural land and will have an installed capacity of 49.9 MWp. At the planning…

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Adam Price gains associate membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

Arcus are pleased to announce that Adam Price has gained associate membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM), the UK’s leading professional body in the field of Air Quality. Adam joined the team in April to help bolster our Air Quality service and has since been promoted to Air Quality Consultant, taking the…

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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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