Ridgewind appointed Arcus in 2010 to provide EIA consultancy support and technical services for the Beinneun 85MW onshore wind farm near Invergarry in Highland, Scotland.
We provided a wide range of site surveys (including detailed ecological and ornithological surveys), and managed the complete EIA process and Section 36 application to the Scottish Government. We also advised on the design of this large-scale wind farm, balancing complex topography, specific landscape and visual sensitivities and avoiding areas of high value habitat.
Extensive consultation with the local community, Highland Council and consultees led to the production of a robust Environmental Statement focused on addressing the key issues. Our approach to the consultation process and quality of our Environmental Statement was commended by Scottish Natural Heritage, who welcomed the early dialogue. Focusing on the key issues, and maintaining open and productive communication with consultees and regulators, reflects our approach to EIA.