Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via post

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

19 October 2012
Michaela Huish

Enquiry

Enquiry with regard to new preferred route for Mid Wales Electricity Connection by National Grid and its potential impacts on health, property values, destruction of the wildlife and natural beauty.

Advice given

In your letter to the Planning Inspectorate received on 5 October 2012 I understand that your concerns are with regard to the National Grid?s proposed preferred route for the electricity connection in Powys.
As you might be aware the proposed application for Mid Wales Electricity Connection is currently at the pre-application stage of the process and has not yet been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. The anticipated date for the submission is likely to be the Q4 of 2013.
During the pre-application stage the applicant (National Grid) is your first point of contact until the application is formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. Responding to the applicant?s pre-application consultation is the best approach to influence a project, whether you agree with it, disagree with it, or believe it could be improved. I would therefore encourage you to inform National Grid about your concerns.
Once the application been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and if it is accepted for examination, you will be able to register as an interested party. Registration will give you an opportunity to express your views and make a brief summary of what you agree or disagree with in the application and what you consider the main issues to be and their impact, by submitting a relevant representation directly to the Planning Inspectorate.
To inform National Grid about your concerns you can request a copy of the comment form by contacting the applicant on 0800 019 5325 and send the form back using the freepost address below:
FREEPOST NATIONAL GRID MID W CONNECTION
I am also enclosing some of the Planning Inspectorate?s Advice Notes in relation to how the process works and how to get involved once the application been formally submitted.
I hope you find this information to be helpful.