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Arcus Planning Team Awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards

Arcus Planning Team Awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards

We are delighted to hear that our Planning team was awarded a High Commendation at the 2021 Planning Awards for Planning Consultancy of the Year.  The planning team support some of the biggest renewable energy projects in the UK, from the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the UK’s biggest solar farm, and are at…

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Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Acoustics Team Attend Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive

Every year, Edinburgh Science Festival hosts a week-long careers education event aimed at giving school students a glimpse into the interesting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).  The Careers Hive connects professionals from a wide range of STEM industries with school students aged between 11 and 14 through demonstration activities, seminars and “speed…

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Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

Arcus Achieve 100% in Recent Achilles Audit

We are delighted to have achieved an overall score of 100% in our recent Category C Audit by Achilles UVDB.  The Achilles Audit looks at Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility and how we manage these. It provides a number of benefits to us as a Company and also ensures that our…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year Award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Planning Consultancy of the Year at the 2021 Planning Awards https://www.planningawards.com/planning-shortlist-2021/. Our Planning Team supports and enables some of the biggest renewable energy projects throughout the UK. Clare Walters, Technical Director and Planning Team Lead says “The Renewables planning industry has faced significant challenges over the last…

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Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm Submitted

Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm Submitted

Arcus has recently submitted the Section 36 application for Corriegarth 2 Wind Farm, located approximately 15 km north-east of Fort Augustus, Scottish Highlands. The proposed Corriegarth 2 extends the existing operational Corriegarth Wind Farm, which comprises of 20 turbines with a tip height of 120 m, and has been operational since 2017. If consented, Corriegarth…

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Solar Farm at Sutton Bridge Approved for EDF Renewables

Solar Farm at Sutton Bridge Approved for EDF Renewables

South Holland District Council Planning Committee have voted unanimously to approve a planning application which was submitted by Arcus on behalf of EDF Renewables for a 49.9 MW solar farm in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. While much of the site is located in Flood Zone 3, at the highest risk of flooding, our team provided a…

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Lockdown, One Year On

Lockdown, One Year On

It’s now almost one year since the first lockdown was announced, and since then the vast majority of Arcus staff have been working from home.  We have taken the time to reflect on what has been a challenging and different year to what any of us could ever have expected.  In the past year we…

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Heathland Wind Farm Submitted

Heathland Wind Farm Submitted

Over the past 18 months, Arcus has supported EDF Renewables by leading the environmental and planning aspects for the re-design of the consented Heathland Wind Farm. Located across South Lanarkshire and West Lothian local authority boundaries, the primary goal of the project has been re-design the consented scheme to optimise the electricity generation whilst minimising…

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Glen Noe Hydro Scheme Operational

Glen Noe Hydro Scheme Operational

RWE has recently completed the construction of a 2 MW run-of-river hydro scheme, near Loch Etive. Consented in September 2016, Arcus supported RWE in leading the EIA and a number of the environmental assessments including ecology, landscape character and visual assessment, hydrology, cultural heritage, noise and traffic and transport. The scheme is located in a…

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Arcus Shortlisted for Scottish Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Scottish Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best Off-shore Renewable Energy Project at the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards for the work Arcus undertook on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Onshore Transmission Works. Beatrice is currently Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm with 84 turbines and an installed…

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