Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via post

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

13 May 2011
William Beament


Mr Beament feels that the consultation by National Grid is insufficient and supplied the IPC with a copy of his feedback which was sent to National Grid. In broad terms this set out that Mr Beament felt that the consultation process adopted by National Grid with regards to the siting of the substation and 400kv pylons was unsatisfactory.

Advice given

Thank you for your letter and copy of your feedback dated 9th May 2011 regarding your thoughts on this development. 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. If you are or are not satisfied with the consultation 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. Further information can also be found on our website: www.independent.gov.uk/infrastructure.