Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

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Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

Received 10 December 2015
From Plas Gwynant OEC


Main points of concern:

Visual impact of connection to grid. There is a recognition that the intention is to connect through underground cables however it is noted that the offer from SP Manweb is a proposed one and that it is un-finalised. The concern is that there is no definitive assurance and overarching 'holding to account' of SP Manweb should they decide, once the development is underway or nearing completion, that the connection is to be made above ground with associated visual impact to the area. This is a particular concern due to the fact that SPH consider the matter to be outside their proposal and therefore not their concern.

Disturbance to lagoons during construction phase. In particular impact on the resource in regard to term time use by outdoor providers. ES states that there will be a reduction in construction during key school holidays. However, the majority of outdoor providers, particularly the centres, operate during school term time periods with school groups.