Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via email

Wrexham Energy Centre

09 July 2013
George Tranter


I understand from various items of correspondence that Wrexham Power have contacted the inspectorate for section 52 directions. My request is this
1. How many section 52 applications have been made in relation to landowners along the southern corridor?
2. How many such applications have been made in relation to landowners along the northern corridor?

Advice given

Thank you for your email. I can confirm that we received 7 requests in relation to s53: Rights of Entry, under the Planning Act 2008 (as amended); 2 of the requests relate to the same parcel of land due to the fact there was a leaseholder and a landowner on the same parcel of land; I understand that all requests were along the southern corridor and have been granted by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The authorisation request and all correspondence received from the developer and the owners/occupiers will be published on the Planning Inspectorate's website, along with the Planning Inspectorate's Report and the notice setting out the decision; I would be happy to send you a link to the information when it is published if this would be of assistance to you. I have been advised that the information should be published on Wednesday 10 July.
The Planning Inspectorate has not received any requests under s52: Obtaining information about interests in land, under the Planning Act 2008 (as amended). Just for clarification, although you may be aware of this already; s52 relates to when the applicant is seeking information about land ownership and s53 requests are where the applicant is asking for permission for access to carry out surveys on the land.
I have attached the following advice note which has further information on section 53 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended):
s53: Rights of Entry:
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