XSCH can provide a range of planning and environmental services in relation to small and micro-scale hydro, and provide input to the design process:

  • Landscape and Visual Assessment to address potential planning concerns including impacts on landscape designations, landscape character or visual amenity.
  • Design services to assist integrating the proposal into the receiving landscape, and landscape restoration proposals to incorporate into the Construction and Environmental Management Plan.
  • Planning services to cover pre-application engagement, preparation of planning applications and CAR (Controlled Activity Regulations) licence applications, and post-submission consultation to steer the proposal through the consenting process.