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Great Crested Newt Licensing: New Approach Benefits Developers

Great Crested Newt Licensing: New Approach Benefits Developers

Natural England is to roll out a new approach to great crested newt mitigation that will avoid costly delays to developers. Councils across the UK will survey their authority areas for great crested newts over the next three years.  Using the results from these surveys, they will produce spatial planning policies to inform development proposals…

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Gearing Up for Bat Survey Season

Gearing Up for Bat Survey Season

Bats will soon begin to stir and so their survey season approaches (May to September). A five month survey window can seem restrictive; however, preliminary surveys can be done now to make sure your application can go ahead as soon as possible. Contact us to progress your Development Mikeg@arcusconsulting.co.uk

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Katie Emmitt reflects on the first 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

Katie Emmitt reflects on the first 6 months of her Year in Industry placement

Starting my Year in Industry placement at Arcus Consultancy Services back in August 2016, I remember feeling excited but nervous at the prospect. However I settled in very quickly and soon found I had nothing to worry about. The staff here are all very friendly and made me feel at home almost immediately. They’re always…

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Arcus Planner attains RTPI Chartered status

Arcus Planner attains RTPI Chartered status

Alasdair Adey, Planning Consultant at Arcus, has recently qualified as a Chartered Town Planner, awarded by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).  Alasdair is now a qualified member of the institute (MRTPI). Alasdair originally joined Arcus in 2014 after graduating from Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University with an RTPI-accredited MSc degree in Urban and Regional Planning. During…

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Peak District National Park Transport Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

Peak District National Park Transport Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

Following our appointment by the Peak District National Planning Authority, Arcus has now produced a consultation draft  of a Transport Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document which seeks to ensure the planning, design and implementation of transport infrastructure reflects the special qualities of the National Park. It is intended the Supplementary Planning Document, when adopted, will…

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Review of DECC / DBEIS Wind Turbine Noise AM Report

Review of DECC / DBEIS Wind Turbine Noise AM Report

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff were commissioned by DECC in 2015 to review the evidence around Amplitude Modulation (AM) in wind turbine noise with a view to recommending how excess AM could be controlled through a planning condition.  The resulting Report was published by DECC’s successors, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), on 26…

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Local Plan News – November 2016

Local Plan News - November 2016

November Local Plan News   This month’s contents: North Yorkshire County Council Joint Minerals and Waste Plan Hambleton District Council Local Plan Greater Manchester Spatial Framework   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   North Yorkshire County Council has…

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UK Government Publishes Review into Wind Turbine Noise Amplitude Modulation (AM)

UK Government Publishes Review into Wind Turbine Noise Amplitude Modulation (AM)

The Government yesterday (26/10/2016) published its report on a review into Amplitude Modulation (AM) in wind turbine noise, which was initially commissioned by the former DECC and now falls under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS). The review recommends that AM is measured using the method published by the…

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Local Plan News – October 2016

Local Plan News - October 2016

This month’s contents: Dumfries and Galloway Council Hyndburn Borough Council Harrogate Borough 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,   Dumfries and Galloway Council has published draft Supplementary Guidance on wind energy development. The draft guidance provides information…

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John Allsopp shortlisted in Rising Star Green Energy Awards

John Allsopp shortlisted in Rising Star Green Energy Awards

Arcus is delighted to announce that John Allsopp has been shortlisted in the Rising Star Award category for this year’s Green Energy Awards, hosted by Scottish Renewables. This builds on John’s success earlier this year when he was presented with the Professional Award at the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. John joined Arcus as a graduate…

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