Air Core NI

A renewable energy developer headquartered in Belfast, Air Core's primary focus is on wind energy development with other interests in hydro power and Biogas.

Air Core's ambition to own and operate 100 250kW single wind turbines, within the next five years, means that achieving timely planning approvals is vital. Strategic Planning is commissioned by the company to undertake a range of planning activities in relation to various sites across Northern Ireland.

Issues Encountered

  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
  • Photomontage and Wireline Assessment
  • Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact
  • AONBs
  • Shadow Flicker Assessment
  • Departmental Timescales
  • Environmental Designations
  • Built Heritage

Our Involvement

We represented Air Core at various stages throughout the planning contributing to number of planning applications and dealing with a vast array of issues.

Above and beyond mainstream planning advice, we provided the preparation of Photomontage/Wireline Diagram Assessments and Shadow Flicker Assessments which are commonly requested by DOE planning when assessing wind turbine planning applications.

We also carried out political lobbying regarding invidual turbine applications and on wider wind energy policy issues.

Details

  • Location:Northern Ireland
  • Client:Air Core NI
  • Status:On-going
  • Type:Renewable energy
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Team Awards
  • CIPR Gold Award Winner for Outstanding Small Consultancy
  • CIPR Gold Award Winner for Public Affairs
  • RTPI UK and Ireland Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Award
Accreditations
RTPI
Irish Planning Institue
CIPR
Gravis Planning
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland