Mynydd y Gwynt Wind Farm

Enquiry received via email

Mynydd y Gwynt Wind Farm

22 February 2011
SP Manweb - Steven Edwards


Request to know whether the company, as a statutory consultee, had been missed from either Environmental Impact Assessment consultation or other formal consultation

Advice given

Thank you for your email. Through the Infrastructure Planning (EIA) Regulations 2009 process the applicant is required to submit either a screening request to the IPC or provide a Regulation 6 notification before starting formal consultation with Statutory Consultees. The applicant has currently not provided either a screening request or a Regulation 6 notification to the IPC at this time. Our current understanding is that the promoter will probably not request a scoping opinion from the IPC.
If a Regulation 6 notification is received, the IPC will write to all Statutory Consultees notifying them that the applicant intends to provide an Environmental Statement for the project in accordance with Regulation 9 of the EIA Regulations. Unless a scoping opinion is requested from the IPC, the IPC will not consult on the scope of the ES with the statutory consultees.
I hope that this provides some clarity on your concern. If you have any further queries, please may I suggest that you raise these directly with the applicant. Contact details can be found below:
Clive Callister
tel. 0162464119