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Name:DBA and walkover survey - proposed Olgrinmore Wind Turbines, Halkirk
Organisation:Arcus Consultancy Services
Date:Dec 2007


A DBA and walk-over survey was carried out by Arcus Consultancy Services in 2007 in advance of a proposed wind turbine development project at Olgrinmore, Halkirk, Caithness. No new features were identified that had not been discovered during the desk based assessment. The main feature noted within the site area was Appat Hill Cairn which was to be fenced off during construction to prevent any accidental encroachment. No other features within the 5km buffer were considered at significant risk of impact from the development. Mitigation suggestions included: photographic records of the farmsteads within the development zone, recording of a central boundary feature, core-sampling to recover potential archaeological environmental samples for preservation and for a watching brief to be carried out during construction where significant groundworks are expected. <1>

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Environmental Statement Cultural Heritage chapter  © Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd (File size: 19929 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 0936 5450 (1147m by 476m)
Map Sheet:ND05SE
Civil Parish:HALKIRK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Halkirk, Caithness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd. 2008. Olgrinmore Wind Turbines: Environmental Appraisal: Volume 1: Cultural Heritage chpater. Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd. 09/12/2008. Digital (scanned as PDF).

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