Wrexham Energy Centre
Email received by the Planning Inspectorate from Jennifer Hincks:
I wish to protest at the proposed power station on the Wrexham industrial estate and also the pylons due to be erected in this area. I am a resident of 40 years in the village of Bangor-on-Dee and believe that pylons would detract from the beautiful views and the reputation that this village has for being a outdoor venue on summer evenings down by the river.
There is also the noise pollution from cables, and health implications for the villagers, and also many caravaners use the racecourse in the summer.
Do we actually need a power station in Wrexham.? I was under the impression that all needs were met in the Wrexham area.
Has work been done to merit the need of this eyesore in our part of this lovely countryside?
I do hope for a speedy reply to my questions
Cyngor a roddwyd
Thank you for your e-mail dated 7 May 2013 in regard to the above project. Your e-mail 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.
I have attached copies of the following Planning Inspectorate Advice Notes which may be of interest to you. These include further information on the planning process
Advice note 8.1: How the process works
Advice note 8.2: Responding to the developer?s pre-application consultation