Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via phone

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

15 April 2011
Ken Evans


Query regarding the consultation being undertaken by National Grid on the Mid Wales Connections project

Advice given

Whilst we are happy to be copied in on any comments you make to the developer, we are unable at the pre-application stage to enter into any discussion or debate about the merits of any aspect of the application that National Grid proposes to make. This ensures the impartiality of the Infrastructure Planning Commission (the Commission) and protects the interests of all parties involved in the application process.
At the pre-application stage, the onus is on the developer to undertake pre-application consultation and to take account of any responses received. To ensure that your views are taken into account, comments on this application should be submitted directly to National Grid. The Commission will decide whether to accept the application before the project can proceed to examination. This decision is based on whether, amongst other matters, the pre-application consultation has been adequate. An adequacy of consultation report submitted by Powys County Council and Shropshire Council, along with other documents will be be taken into account. Therefore any concerns should be raised with both the Local Authority and the promoter.
If the application is accepted for examination, then there will be further opportunities for you and others to engage directly with the Commission.