Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via email

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

16 May 2011
Councillor Graham Brown

Enquiry

Councillor Brown sent the IPC a letter concerning the Mid Wales Electricity Connection Project (National Grid and SPEN). The issused raised included consultation and route corridor maps.

Advice given

It is helpful for the Commission to be kept notified of the progress of this application from local stakeholders. Your comments have been noted and will be kept for future reference.
At the pre-application stage of the process, the developer is under a duty to consult statutory bodies and the local community. In addition to contacting the promoter, if you are or are not satisfied with the consultation, as previously, I would advise you to speak to your Local Authority as they will be invited to submit an ?Adequacy of Consultation Representation? once an application is submitted. I would also advise you to continue communications with the applicant on the address below as by law they must take into account all responses they receive.
Once an application is submitted and has been accepted to go forward to examination, the public are invited to register their interest and submit a ?Relevant Representation? to the Commission with a summary of their comments. More detailed representations can then be made during the examination stage. I enclose a set of advice notes which explain the IPC Application Process. Further information can also be found on our website: www.independent.gov.uk/infrastructure.