Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via email

Wrexham Energy Centre

16 May 2013
Sue Owen


E-mail sent to the Planning Inspectorate from the Owen family:
I write on behalf of myself and family. We farm in the area at risk from invasion by the gas pipes and pylons proposed by Wrexham Power. The proposals will ruin the family business and leave us without an income, spoil and deface old meadow land and disrupt all our lives. Wrexham Power have been less than honest when it comes to presenting their proposals and research into the background of the company has set alarm bells ringing. I do hope this is just one of many letters that you will receive and to which you will give your full attention and sympathy. In great hope The Owen Family

Advice given

The proposed Wrexham Energy Centre is currently at the pre-application stage and is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in late 2013.
At this stage of the process, I encourage you to contact the developer directly with any comments you may have regarding the scheme as the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals before submitting their application to the Planning Inspectorate.
The developer?s extensive consultation involves providing information about the proposal to various statutory and non statutory bodies and the wider community, responding to questions, listening to suggestions and taking these into account to influence and inform the application ultimately submitted.
Once the application has been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State, a period of 28 days is given to decide whether to ?accept? the application to proceed to examination. Part of this assessment will consider whether the applicant has adequately complied with their duty to have taken account of any relevant responses from persons they are required to consult under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended), which includes certain local authorities and statutory bodies, persons with interest in the land and members of the public.
I have attached copies of the following advice notes which may be of interest to you; these include further information on the planning process:
Advice Note 8.1: How the process works
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Advice Note 8.2: Responding to the developer?s pre-application consultation
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