Wrexham Energy Centre
E-mail received by the Planning Inspectorate from Megan Rathbone requesting an update as to the progress of Wrexham Power Ltd's request to survey in the locality under section53 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).
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Thank you for your email and attachments of 1 July 2013.
As you are aware, the above proposal is currently at the pre-application stage of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) ?PA 2008? process; therefore an application has not yet been formally submitted.
As explained in our previous reply to you the proposed scheme is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in late 2013, I therefore encourage you to continue to contact the developer directly at this stage of the process as this is the best time to influence a project. I am aware that, to date the applicant has carried out informal consultation on this project.
At the pre-application stage of the process, the developer is required to carry out extensive statutory consultation (under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008) on the proposals before submitting their application to the Planning Inspectorate. This involves providing information about the proposal to various statutory and non-statutory bodies and the wider community, and to have regard to questions and suggestions made in order to influence and inform the application ultimately submitted. The length of time taken to prepare and consult on the project will vary depending upon its scale and complexity.
I can confirm, to date, that the Planning Inspectorate has received requests for authorisation to obtain rights of entry under section 53 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).
With regard to these access requests, they will be determined by the relevant Secretary of State and released by the end of this week. Following determination by the Secretary of State, the Planning Inspectorate will send a notice of the determination to the developer either authorising rights of access or refusing the requests with reason. The authorisation request and all correspondence received from the developer, and the owner/occupiers will be published on the Planning Inspectorate?s website, along with the Planning Inspectorate?s Report and the notice setting out the decision.
I have added a link to our advice notes, which provides further information on s53 ? Rights of Entry, of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).