Kingfisher Environmental Consultants specialise in the preparation of Feasibility studies; Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Planning Applications for Wind Turbines and Wind Farms. We provide an all-in package which includes survey drawings, maps and environmental reports. We also carry out site suitability studies for new wind farm developments including a full scoping and pre-planning exercise. We provide clients with a cost-effective all-inclusive planning service.
To date we have prepared in excess of 25 Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) documents and planning applications. We retain a panel of specific experts in areas such as archaeology; ecology; noise and shadow flicker; hydrogeology; and landscape architects for visual assessments, photomontages and ZTV modelling, all of whom work closely with us on specific projects.
We work according to best practise in Ireland and adopt the following guidelines:
The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) - Best Practise Guidelines
DEHLG - Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI)- Policy, Guidelines and Documentation
We also provide a unique service where we specialise in preparing Environmental Reports as part of planning applications and Local Authority Further Requests for Information. Examples of which include Ecological (Flora and Fauna) Reports, Hydrogeological Reports to name a few.
Whether it is a Green field development or an expansion of an existing wind farm, we work closely with our clients to meet their expectations and goals and focus on pre-empting potential obstacles from the start. Our knowledge of Planning Law ensures that we can provide a unique Environmental and Planning Consultancy service. Our professional yet personal approach to important planning applications is appreciated by our clients and relevant Local Authorities alike.