Victoria J Oleksy BA (Hons) MA (Distinction) 

Project Manager (Consultancy)

Vicky OleksyVictoria joined AOC Archaeology in early 2006 following the completion of her MA in Historical Archaeology and volunteering with the Institute of Archaeology in Belize. Victoria’s work with AOC has included a wide range of consultancy projects throughout Scotland and England. This work has included preparing Environmental Impact Assessments, Desk-based Assessments and Conservation Management Plans, advising clients and consulting with a variety of other professionals.

 In the last four years Victoria has undertaken a good deal of work related to public inquiries; preparing Further Environmental Information, evidence and other documentation and giving evidence alongside John Barber at hearing sessions.  In 2014 she appeared as an expert witness on the hearing for the called-in planning application for Hyndford Quarry Extension, Lanark. 


Planning Inquiries (selected):

  • Hyndford Quarry, Lanark (2011-2014) (Hearing): Settings Assessment; Production of Expert Statement; Attendance as expert witness at hearing.
  • Barnwell Manor Wind Farm, Northants (2011-2014 Inquiry undertaken by full Inquiry Session): Production of Further Environmental Information; Input into Proof of Evidence; Attendance at Inquiry in supporting role; continued advice to client throughout Judicial Review and subsequent appeal.
  • Outh Muir Wind Farm, Fife (2014): Technical Review of previously submitted heritage assessments and Historic Scotland comments; Production of additional assessment and formation of a significant mitigation proposal. Production of the Cultural Heritage Statement as an annex to the Statement of Appeal
  • Watford Lodge Wind Farm, Northants (2011 Inquiry undertaken by full Inquiry Session): Production of Further Environmental Information; Input into Proof of Evidence; Attendance at Inquiry in supporting role.

 

Technical Reviews

  • Yelvertoft Wind Farm (2010): Due Diligence assessment prior to purchase of the project
  • Ingliston Farm Turbine (2013): Review of previous heritage assessment and production of setting assessment following Historic Scotland Objection
  • Covenanters Field, Bothwell (2013): Assessment of impact upon Inventoried Battlefield at Battle of Bothwell Bridge following Historic Scotland Objection; production of two rebuttals focused on Historic Scotland comments.
  • Longburn Wind Farm (2014-present): Technical Review of the submitted Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ES Chapter; Review of comments by Historic Scotland the LPA’s Archaeology Officer. Production of setting assessment and mitigation plan. Detailed consultation with Historic Scotland resulting in the removal of their objection.