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Neo Environmental have successfully consented some of the largest wind, solar and battery storage projects across the UK and Ireland with many over 100 Megawatts (MW) in scale.

They take a multi-disciplinary approach to projects with all main planning and environmental disciplines in-house including Chartered planners, environmentalists, ecologists, archaeologists, landscape architects, hydrologists, noise consultants, hydrologists, transport engineers and glint and glare consultants.

Their works on these projects can take over two to three years to complete from initial feasibility studies, bird surveys, bat surveys and various other baseline assessments to planning submission. Our clients include large utility companies such as Energia (Power NI) and Scottish Power who we advise and help facilitate decarbonising their networks and powering new electric vehicle hubs.

Neo Enviromental have an environmentally focused ethos and are proud of what they have achieved in the renewables industry over the past nine years, having worked on over 3.5 Giggawatts (GW) of development to date. This is enough to power over 1.1 million houses from renewable energy sources and to offset circa 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 Annually!

Their ecologists and landscape architects collaboratively work to ensure that we produce landscape and ecological Management Plans (LEMPs) to maximise the potential benefits of these projects through the enhancement and creation of biodiversity-rich habitats. These result in a biodiversity net gain for all of the projects we work on, particularly for at-risk species including pollinators, birds and various mammals.

Neo have completed the design and planning work on a number of dual-use and multi-use projects where different technologies are incorporated into the project design, this has included the co-location of large battery, solar and wind projects in Ireland and the UK. This has helped ensure an effective technology mix where different technologies work at different times to maximise the use of available land and grid, while also offering solutions to intermittency.

As an environmental consultancy, Neo have sustainable development at their core and have a firm focus on the consenting and development of renewable energy projects with clients. As a growing company, they have emphasised this commitment through our various accreditations.

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