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Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm
Received 06 July 2022
From National Grid
“APPLICATION BY AWEL Y MÔR OFFSHORE WIND FARM LIMITED FOR AN ORDER GRANTING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT FOR THE AWEL Y MÔR OFFSHORE WIND FARM PLANNING INSPECTORATE REFERENCE: EN010112 RELEVANT REPRESENTATION BY NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION This relevant representation is submitted on behalf of National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc (“NGET”) in respect of Awel Y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited's ("Promoter") application for a development consent order ("DCO") seeking powers for an offshore wind farm ("Project"). NGET has a substation, high voltage electricity overhead transmission lines and underground cables within or in close proximity to the proposed Order Limits. The substation, overhead line and underground cables form an essential part of the electricity transmission network in England and Wales. The details of the electricity assets are as follows: Substation • Bodelwyddan 400kV Sub Station. • Associated overhead and underground apparatus including cables. Overhead Lines • 4ZB 400kV OHL - Bodelwyddan - Deeside - Pentir 1 o Bodelwyddan - Deeside - Pentir 2 • GM Route 400kV OHL Bodelwyddan - Deeside - Pentir 2 Cable Apparatus • Pentre-Mawr Cable Compound • Deeside - Pentir 1 Cable • Bodelwyddan4 St Asaph 132kv Cable Sections 01 And 02 NGET will require appropriate protection for retained apparatus including compliance with relevant standards for works proposed within close proximity of its apparatus. NGET's rights of access to inspect, maintain, renew and repair such apparatus must also be maintained at all times and access to inspect and maintain such apparatus must not be restricted. Further, where the Promoter intends to acquire land or rights, or interfere with any of NGET’s interests in land or apparatus, NGET will require appropriate protection. Further discussion is required between NGET and the Promoter to ascertain the impact to NGET's apparatus and rights. Protective Provisions NGET requires protective provisions to be included within the DCO to ensure that its interests are adequately protected and to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards. NGET is working with the Promoter in relation to the protective provisions for inclusion within the DCO, along with any supplementary agreements which may be required. NGET and the Promoter will keep the Examining Authority updated in relation to these discussions. Summary As a responsible statutory undertaker, NGET’s primary concern is to meet its statutory obligations and ensure that any development does not impact in any adverse way upon those statutory obligations. NGET reserves the right to make further representations as part of the examination process but in the meantime will continue to work with the Promoter with a view to reaching a satisfactory agreement on all matters.”