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Clare Walters Joins Arcus to Lead Planning Team

Based in our York office, Clare joins Arcus as Technical Director and will lead the planning team on projects throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A Planner with over 20 years’ experience, she has developed a reputation for solving complex planning issues and has achieved planning permission for a wide range of developments across the property…

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Leona Graves Joins Arcus to Lead our Glasgow Ecology Team

As Principal Ecologist in Glasgow, Leona is focussing on our ecology work with the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has extensive experience in the ecological and environmental assessment of renewable energy projects, having worked as technical lead and ecology project manager on numerous onshore wind and grid infrastructure projects. Formerly based in the Orkney Islands…

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Mark Topping Joins Arcus to Lead Landscape Architecture Services

Mark Topping has joined Arcus as Associate Director, Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture.  Based in York, he works closely with other members of our environment team to assist clients with their developments. Mark is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 15 years’ experience in the UK and Canada within the private and third sector, specialising in Project Management,…

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Lightsource’s Bolsover Moor solar PV site consented

Lightsource’s Bolsover Moor Quarry Solar PV Array has received consent from Bolsover District Council. Arcus provided technical support services to Lightsource on the 5MW PV array including hydrology and drainage, ecology and ornithology, archaeology and landscape assessment. We consider this to be one of the best and most appropriate sites for solar PV we have…

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Arcus welcomes Tom Parkyn

Tom is an experienced project manager of environmental impact assessment and management, with seven years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He has coordinated and led numerous studies for renewable energy developments throughout the UK: from Feed-in-Tariff projects through to Section 36 developments.  This has involved working with a wide variety of clients, ranging…

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Elgin Energy’s Bilsborrow Solar PV Array (7 MW) Consented

Elgin Energy’s Bilsborrow solar PV array (7 MW) was consented on Tuesday by Wyre Borough Council under delegated powers. Arcus carried out the Landscape & Visual Appraisal and created 3d visuals using Cloud9. The 3d visuals were key to overcoming the Council’s reservations about the development as it is the first ground mounted solar PV in the area.…

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