Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

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Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

Received 10 December 2015
From Lledr Hall Outdoor Education Centre

Representation

As the manager of a local education authority run outdoor education Centre in North West Wales I have a vested interest in what happens at Llyn Padarn in Llanberis.
We regularly use Llyn Padarn to introduce young people to the sport of canoeing. We visit the lake sometimes 5 days of the week but often 3 days a week and stay there for the whole day. Over a calendar year we will take approximtely 900 young people to this venue.
We use canoeing to teach a wide range of life skills to school pupils aged from 9 - 16 years of age. We drive to the car park, by the area known locally as the lagoons, in our minibus towing a canoe trailer. Llyn Padarn is a very special site that has unique advantages for this kind of work due to the extremely sheltered nature of the lagoons. Inevitably with this sort of activity children end up at times swimming in the lake so the qality of the water is extemely important to our organisation. There is no alternative site in the region that offers this type of environment which means that if it is lost or altered in any significant way we will be deprived of a unique teaching environment.
The proposed development of the site by Snowdonia Pumped Hydro has the potential to cause all sorts of problems both short and long term to our use of this fantastic resource. I believe these repercussions should be clearly explained to the Planning Inspectorate during their deliberations.