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Solar farm design innovation & battery storage drives value from closed landfill Our constraints led design approach has supported the development of a solution that has allowed this solar site with battery storage to be developed on a former landfill site where ground contamination risks (and potential remediation costs) were high. This allowed these risks […]

Planning & LVIA for private wire wind energy and solar developments (combined at ~30MW) screened out from EIA for GSK via Farm Energy. Demonstrating our ability to provide cost effective support for on-site energy generation is our work supporting Farm Energy on two separate applications combining a 20MW solar development with two 4MW 150m height […]

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by the Local Government Association’s Planning Advisory Service to: Deliver training to Local Planning Authorities on Planning for Shale Oil and Gas Prepare a Case Study to identify Good Practice among Local Planning Authorities who have dealt with these types of planning application. Extraction of Shale Oil and Gas (Unconventional Hydrocarbons) […]

Stephenson Halliday prepared the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for Pines Burn Wind farm (12 turbines, up to 149.9m to blade tip) near Hawick in the Scottish Borders on behalf of Energiekontor.  We worked closely with the developers on the layout to ensure that the scheme accorded with the adopted landscape capacity study. Following […]

Stephenson Halliday undertook landscape and visual impact assessment, including cumulative assessment, for Phases 1 and 2 of the Withernwick Wind Farm.

Stephenson Halliday was pleased to assist DPE Marine Energy with the preparation of a Seascape, Landscape and Visual Assessment (SLVIA) for the West Islay Tidal Energy Park proposal in Argyll and Bute. The development consists of up to 15 surface-piercing devices (comprising up to 30 tidal turbines below the sea surface) located approximately 5.4km off […]

Stephenson Halliday became involved in the Kirk Hill Wind Farm project in 2014. We provided landscape and planning services to our client Coriolis Energy Ltd, including LVIA and EIA coordination of this eight turbine scheme (110m to tip) in South Ayrshire. Following submission of the original planning application in 2015, we continued to be actively […]

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by Dulas to produce a LVIA and supporting graphics as part of the Environmental Report for Allt Essan Hydro Scheme (350kW run-of-river hydro-electric scheme) near Auchessan in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The site was predominantly located within an area managed for forestry and a detailed schedule of mitigation […]

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by Dulas to produce a LVIA report and supporting graphics as part of the EIA application for Gleann Casaig Hydro Scheme (500kW run-of-river hydro-electric scheme) near Brig O Turk and Glen Finglas in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The landscape was open in character and an assessment of wild […]

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by Greencat Renewables to produce detailed planting plans and a landscape restoration specification as part of the work to discharge planning conditions. An important part of this work was liaising with the Forestry Commission and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority to agree the appropriate restoration measures and planting material. […]