Our planet teems with life, from towering trees to buzzing bees, each playing a vital role in a complex web called biodiversity. This intricate tapestry weaves together the variety of species, genes, and ecosystems that sustain our planet's health and provide us with the countless resources we rely on to survive.

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Atmos ecologist, Connor Mckinnie discusses the importance of our globally important peatlands and how through effective engagement at an early stage of the design process they can not only be maintained but enhanced.

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The recent approval by the Scottish Government of the Revised Draft NPF4, comes in tandem with the publication of key policy documents;  Onshore Wind Policy Statement 2022 and Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan. All documents emphasise the drive to achieve Net Zero by 2045 in Scotland and the significant role which the renewable energy sector can play. Principal Consultant, EIA, Jenni Mcleod offers a brief summary of the key elements with regards to renewable development and what the implications for developers. 

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On 1 April 2022, planning application fees in Scotland were restructured which now caps the fees applicable for developments of up to three wind turbines at £5,000 (as opposed to a per 0.1 ha site area charge).  EIA Technical Director Malcolm Sangster outlines some of the implications of the changes. 
 

Atmos Consulting are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Toule as Principal Consultant within its Ecology Team.

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