Internal Power Generation Enhancement for Port Talbot Steelworks
Section 51 advice on matters which came to light during the acceptance stage of the Internal Power Generation Enhancement for Port Talbot Steelworks application
I am writing in relation to your application submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 7 September 2014 for the proposed project. You will be aware that the Planning Inspectorate issued its decision to accept the application and to proceed to examination on the 2 September 2014.
Minor issues have been identified which we feel it would be prudent to draw to your attention prior to the commencement of the examination. This letter therefore contains advice which is issued to you under s.51 of the PA 2008.
HRA Screening Matrices
The application is accompanied by a ?No Significant Effects Report? (Doc. 5.03). This document identifies Appendix F as ?HRA Screening Matrices?. However, unlike the other appendices listed, Appendix F has not been provided with the application documents.
Further information on the HRA screening Matrices can be found in the Planning Inspectorate?s Advice Note Ten: Habitat Regulations Assessment relevant to nationally significant infrastructure projects. A set of matrices are appended to this advice note which the Planning Inspectorate recommends are completed by applicant.
These are normally submitted with a Development Consent Order (DCO) application. These matrices will form an integral part of the information submitted with the application. This advice note explains how the matrices should be prepared by the applicant and how these matrices will be used to inform the decision making process.
Book of Reference
As noted in the published s55 checklist, each person in one or more of s44 categories appear to have been consulted by the applicant, with the exception of The Steel Company of Wales Ltd, which is listed in the Book of Reference (Doc 4.3), but is not listed under Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report (Doc 5.01). The Steel Company of Wales Ltd is identified as a category 3 person in Part 2 of the Book of Reference, for the following 15 plots; 01/04, 01/06, 01/08, 01/09, 02/01, 02/02, 02/03, 02/04, 02/05, 03/01, 03/02, 03/03, 03/04, 04/01 and 04/02.
The applicant should consider clarifying the status of ?The Steel Company of Wales Ltd?.
Civil and Marine Slag Cement Ltd is listed in the Book of Reference (Doc 4.3) under Category 3, however it is listed in Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report (Doc 5.01) as ?Category 1 and 2 person within s. 44?. The applicant should consider clarifying the status of this organisation.
There are a few minor discrepancies between the contact details used for some organisations listed in the Book of Reference, and details used for the same organisation elsewhere in the application documents.
Dwr Cymru?s address differs between the Book of Reference (Doc 4.3) and Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report (Doc 5.01).
Conversely, the same address is used between the Welsh Development Agency in the Book of Reference, and the Welsh Government in Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report.
It is further noted that the addresses provided in Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report for the following organisations, differ from details held by the Planning Inspectorate; Passenger Focus; Health Protection Team, Public Health Wales; and Associated British Ports. Two addresses are provided for Associated British Ports in Appendix 5 of the Consultation Report.
The applicant may wish to consider clarifying the reasons for each discrepancy and, where addresses differ from those held by the Planning Inspectorate, check that the contact details previously used remain extant.
Statutory Instrument Template
The DCO must be made in the form of a Statutory Instrument (?SI?) using the SI template. If you have not already used the official SI Template, one can be requested from HM Stationary Office via the Planning Inspectorate.
It is noted that an errata document was submitted by you to the Planning Inspectorate on the 12 August 2014. For the avoidance of doubt, this document was not taken into consideration during the acceptance period.
The errata will be held on file until an Examining Authority (ExA) has been appointed, at which point it will be for the ExA to use its discretion to decide whether or not to accept it as an examination document.