Dedicated, Proactive And Well-Connected Consenting Services To Developers, Asset Owners And Landowners On All Types Of Renewable Electricity And Low Carbon Heating Systems.
The purpose of the consenting stage is to obtain all the consents necessary to build a project. The scope of works for this stage varies widely depending on the project; however, in general this includes planning consent, other environmental consents, utility connection consent and property consents (among others). The services that Locogen provide in this stage are listed below.
- Planning consent
- Screening study
- Scoping study
- Environmental surveys
- Landscape assessment
- Noise assessment
- Preparation of EIA or supporting environmental documentation(internal)
- Planning application preparation and submission (internal)
- Committee and hearings presentations (internal)
- Appeal process
- Purify planning conditions
- Environmental consents
- CAR licences
- PAS 10 compliance
- Waste management compliance
- Utilities connections
- Grid connection for import and export electricity (internal)
- District heat infrastructure and connections (internal)
- Communications (internal)
- Water supply (internal)
- Gas supply (internal)Property and stakeholder consents
- Commercial terms for exclusivity (internal)
- Commercial terms for options and lease
- Detailed maps and drawing
- Commercial terms of private wire PPAs
- Commercial terms of heat supply agreements
Securing the consents needed to construct a project is vital. At the consenting stage, we ensure that an appropriate level of environmental assessment is carried out for the scale and impact of each specific project. This can range from simple Design and Access Statements for smaller projects to full Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Statements for larger multi MW wind and solar projects.
As project developers we make sure that consents are optimised with construction and operation in mind. We will only bring in specialist third parties when they are an absolute requirement to securing consent. This approach ensures that costs are not borne at risk unnecessarily, and timescales for the planning submission are minimised.
The general consenting process we offer for each technology includes screening, scoping, community engagement, EIA, application management, committee/hearing, appeals and purifying conditions. Having said this, each project has its own complications and as such, we have included case studies overleaf to communicate this. Whilst the challenges presented may differ, our dedicated approach to consenting remains constant.
“Our focus is to get you the consent that you need to build the most productive scheme possible.” – Ian McLean, Associate Director