Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via email

Wrexham Energy Centre

Kevin Braithwaite


Mr Braithwaite's e-mail below:
I wish to log an objection to the proposed building of a Gas Power Station on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
I have a number of reasons for my objection, not least of which is the size of it.
We already have excess capacity in Wales and the North West of the UK.
Would it not be more sensible to build it on a soon to close existing power station site nearer the South of the country where the power is needed.
It?s too big for the Wrexham Industrial Estate, it will mar green field sites and presumably our growth in tourism.
Much better to build a smaller more efficient plant that can be utilised to serve the local community, if indeed they need serving!
Who do I direct my thoughts to please?

Cyngor a roddwyd

Thank you for your e-mail dated 11 April 2013 in regard to the above project. Your letter is useful for us to monitor emerging issues in response to a pre-application proposal. As you may be aware, however, The Planning Inspectorate can accept this letter for information purposes only at this stage.
The proposed Wrexham Energy Centre is currently at the pre-application stage and is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in late 2013. I therefore encourage you 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, responding to questions, listening to suggestions and taking these into account 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.
Please find links below to the following advice notes which may be of interest to you, which include further information on the planning process:
Advice Note 8.1: How the process works - attachment 1
Advice Note 8.2: Responding to the developer?s pre-application consultation - attachment 2

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