Wrexham Energy Centre
Mr Whitby wrote to the DECC Minister with his views on the Wrexham Energy Centre project and forwarded the correspondence to the Planning Inspectorate for information.
Cyngor a roddwyd
Thank you for your email of 28 January 2013 in which you forward correspondence you have had with the DECC Correspondence Unit regarding the Wrexham Energy Centre project.
Your correspondence is useful for us to monitor emerging issues in response to a pre-application proposal. As you maybe already be aware The Planning Inspectorate can accept this letter for information purposes only at this stage.
The proposed Wrexham Energy Centre project is currently at pre-application stage and is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in mid to late 2013.
I therefore encourage you to further contact the developer directly at this stage of the process as this is the best time to influence a project.
Before submitting an application, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals and therefore the developer will wish to hear your views on the project. Before submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals. 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.
Once the application has been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State has 28 days to decide whether to ?accept? the application to proceed to examination. Part of this assessment will consider whether the applicant has adequately complied with their duty to have taken account of any relevant responses from persons they are required to consult under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended), which includes certain local authorities and statutory bodies, persons with interest in the land and members of the public.
I have provided links to the following 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
I hope the information provided has been of use to you, please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have any further questions.