AN application to develop a wind farm in Argyll and Bute, supported by environmental, planning and engineering company Arcus Consultancy Services, has been granted consent by the Scottish Government.
High Constellation Wind Farm, on behalf of Arcus client Blue Energy, is a Section 36 project consisting of 10 turbines and an onsite battery storage facility.
Arcus supported Blue Energy through both the pre-application and consenting process.
Consultants from Arcus’s Glasgow office led the planning submission and EIA on behalf of the applicant and undertook several of the technical assessments in-house including hydrology, archaeology, noise, traffic, socio-economics, climate change and other issues.
The decision notice was issued by the Energy Consents Unit in just 13 months, one of the fastest determinations from submission to approval for a wind farm decided by the Scottish Government in the past year.
High Constellation Wind Farm was the second successful consent in June for Arcus.
Highland Council has approved a planning application by Abbey Ecosse Limited for a new anaerobic digester and biomass boiler energy generating apparatus at Forss Business and Technology Park.
Stuart Davidson, Arcus operational director, said: “These projects are excellent examples of the wide-ranging services that we can provide when preparing planning applications.
“We have worked for more than three years to bring these projects to fruition and the entire team is committed to renewable initiatives, best practice and to enabling a sustainable future.”