Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

Enquiry received via post

Mid Wales Electricity Connection (N Grid)

16 June 2011
R Davies, S Crossland, C Goodridge & Mr & Mrs J Davies

Enquiry

The individuals listed above sent letters to the IPC regarding the Mid Wales Electricity Connection Project (National Grid and SPEN). The issues raised in these letters included consultation undertaken by National Grid, flooding, visual impacts and congestion concerns.

Advice given

It is helpful for the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) 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 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 be found on our website: www.independent.gov.uk/infrastructure.