EIA and Planning Services for Onshore Wind Renewable Energy | Arcus Consultancy Services


Onshore Wind

Contact: environment@arcusconsulting.co.uk

Large Scale Onshore Wind

We have one of the UK’s most experienced teams in wind farm Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Planning.  We have worked with most of the leading renewable energy electricity supply utility companies, as well as many independent renewable energy developers.  On their behalf, we have submitted applications for large scale onshore wind developments with a capacity for over 1.5 GW, and a consenting success rate of over 70%.

This impressive rate is thanks to our flexible and professional approach to project management backed by our aim to deliver high quality advice and focused reporting.

Our team is made up of 60 experts skilled across a range of disciplines who assist clients through the following key stages of a development:

  • Site finding
  • Feasibility and capacity studies
  • Scoping
  • Baseline environmental surveys
  • Wind farm design
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Public exhibitions and other stakeholder engagement
  • Planning and consenting advice and applications
  • Post-submission support
  • Planning condition drafting
  • Planning condition discharge
  • Construction environmental surveys and clerk of works
  • Post-construction monitoring
  • Due diligence advice

Small Scale Onshore Wind

We are a leading provider in planning and consenting support for small scale onshore wind developments, having submitted over 30 applications for such projects across the UK.

All small scale onshore wind developments are managed by our 8-strong Planning team, which includes 5 RTPI Accredited Planners.  The approach to each project is based on our understanding of our clients’ needs and the planning challenges they face.

Our Planning team is supported by our full range of technical disciplines, which enables us to provide a one-stop shop for developers.

We support small scale projects throughout all phases of development including:

  • Site finding and feasibility
  • Screening
  • Site design
  • Environmental assessments and preparation of a policy-led Supporting Statement
  • Submission of planning applications
  • Post-submission support
  • Post-determination support