Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

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Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

Received 15 January 2016
From Michael Vitkovitch

Representation

I wish to make representation regarding the deficiency in the submission on the effects of noise created by the generators of the proposed development. The comments to my Consultation question have stated that it is not possible to assess this noise until after completion. However Dinorwic Power Station across the valley has a known history of turbine noise afeecting properties, and apparently pay compensation as a result. I am concerned that the Powers requested under the Development Order allow the Company protection against nuisance caused by the operation of the station, thus avoiding the issue completely. The construction will be by drill and blast as TBMs cannot operate economically in the rock conditions and short tunnel length. No assessment has been carried out of noise and vibration, something that is easily done as even the quantity of explosives is easily calculated.
I am a retired Chartered Civil Engineer with 6 years experience of tunnelling at Dinorwic and 6 ears tunneling experience elsewhere in the major A55 rock tunnels.
The application documentation is sadly incomplete and inaccurate.