2017 - As part
of a telecommunications network
continued network improvement
plans, Entrust have successfully
achieved planning permission for
over 250 telecommunication base
station proposals on this network,
many in sensitive areas such as
National Parks and Conservation
Areas, including Listed Buildings,
as well as urban locations.
2016/ 2017 -
As part of the new Emergency Services
Network (ESN), Entrust was instructed
to gain the relevant planning
permission for the installation
of back-up power generators to
over 400 telecommunication sites
throughout England, Scotland and
Wales. A number of these sites
were located in sensitive areas
such as National Parks, Scheduled
Ancient Monuments and World Heritage
Sites. As such, a careful, pragmatic
approach to planning was required
in order to gain the relevant
planning permissions to start
2016/ 2017 -
Entrust is currently providing
a planning service on a portfolio
of lithium-ion battery, grid connected
energy storage projects across
the UK, ranging in size from 5MW
up to 100MW. Entrust received
planning permission for its first
such project in December 2016.
Following the pre-planning process
which included submitting a detailed
pre-planning statement and meeting
the Planning Officer on site,
we submitted a comprehensive planning
application together with a planning
statement, noise assessment due
to close proximity of houses,
suite of AutoCAD plans and drawings,
3D model, photomontages and a
GIS constraints analysis.
2016 - In early
2016, we were instructed as the
lead consultant to manage the
planning aspect of a portfolio
of between 25MW and 30MW projects
in Ireland, which are amongst
the largest solar projects proposed
to date in Ireland.
- Entrust received consent on
appeal from the Planning Inspectorate
after a period of 14 months for
a 78m high wind turbine in Lincolnshire.
Since the Written Ministerial
Statement came into effect last
June for wind energy, there has
been only a 9% success rate for
wind energy appeals.
December 2015 - Entrust has completed its 170th Full/GPDO planning application this year for a leading ADC telecommunications client on a new 4G wireless network in Great Britain with an outstanding success rate of over 99%.
December 2015 - Entrust secured planning permission at a Planning Committee in County Durham for 1 no. medium scale wind turbine measuring 45m to tip height despite the Planning Officer's recommendation for a refusal of planning permission. This grant of planning permission is a major achievement following the recent introduction of the Written Ministerial Statement by the new UK government which has sought to significantly limit the number of new onshore wind energy developments.
October 2015 - Entrust was commissioned to provide Cultural Heritage Assessments and Landscape & Visual Appraisals on a large number of new telecommunications masts right across the UK within a tight time frame which it has since received very positive feedback on from our client which is the largest wireless infrastructure owner in the UK.
May 2015 - Entrust has completed the Acquisition and Town Planning elements of a national emergency services network upgrade for one of the country's leading civil engineering and telecommunications network provider's.
April 2015 - Entrust has been appointed as planning consultant for 3 5MW solar parks in the North West of England.
February 2015 - Entrust secured planning permission for 1 no. 500KW wind turbine in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Planning permission was granted by Wicklow County Council within 12 weeks due to our comprehensive pre-planning strategy.
January 2015 - Entrust has successfully secured planning permission for 1no. telecommunications structure on a greenfield site in Co. Waterford.
November 2014 - Entrust won 3 appeals within a 2 week time frame for 3 separate wind energy developments on Anglesey, North Wales. The Council refused permission for all 3 separate developments previously for a variety of reasons including cumulative issues, impact on an AoNB, impact on a PRoW. An important archaeology issue was overcome through negotiations with GAPS.
November 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for 2no. telecommunications structures on 2no. separate greenfield sites in Co. Donegal, Ireland.
October 2014 - Entrust has secured planning permission for a 3 megawatt wind turbine in County Tipperary, Ireland measuring 126.5m to tip and 80m to hub. A full planning application including Environmental Statement was prepared by Entrust and submitted to the Council which refused planning permission. As a result Entrust submitted a comprehensive appeal to An Bord Pleanala which granted permission. The development is the largest single wind turbine development to be granted planning permission in Ireland to date.
October 2014 - Entrust successfully appealed 2no. special contribution conditions to An Bord Pleanála and secured planning permission for 2no. telecommunications structures on 2no. separate greenfield sites in Co. Mayo, Ireland.
October 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a telecommunications structure on a greenfield site in Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Sept 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a 500KW wind turbine in Yorkshire measuring 67.9m to tip and 40.9m to hub. A number of objections were overcome through negotiations with the various statutory consultees. These included English Heritage, the National Air Traffic Service and Robin Hood and Doncaster Airport. Mitigation such as a tree planting scheme and radar blanking were introduced in order to secure a grant of planning permission for the medium scale turbine.
August 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a telecommunications structure on 2no. separate greenfield sites in Co. Meath, Ireland.
July 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a telecommunications rooftop structure in Co. Kildare, Ireland.
June 2014 - Entrust successfully appealed 2no. special contribution conditions to An Bord Pleanála and secured planning permission for 2no. telecommunications structures on 2no. separate greenfield sites in Co. Mayo, Ireland.
April 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a 500KW wind turbine in Leicestershire measuring 77.9m to tip and 50.9m to hub within a period of 3 months. Due to our considerable experience and expertise in dealing with medium scale wind turbines, we ensured the optimum site was chosen taking into account a multitude of local constraints; ecological, landscape, heritage, noise, shadow flicker and we also successfully dealt with a number of concerns that arose during the planning process to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority and Statutory Consultees.
April 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a telecommunications rooftop structure in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
April 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for 1no. telecommunications rooftop structure and 1no. greenfield structure in Co. Cavan, Ireland.
April 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for 2no. telecommunications structure on 2no. separate sites (1no. rooftop and 1no. greenfield site) in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. One application was for retention planning permission and the other was for permission.
April 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a telecommunications structure on a greenfield site in Co. Waterford, Ireland.
January 2014 - Entrust secured planning permission for a wind energy development at a Planning Committee in South Wales by a majority vote. Despite its close proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Entrust were able to secure a grant of planning permission following extensive pre-planning consultation with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and the Local Planning Authority in order to secure a positive outcome.