Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via post

Wrexham Energy Centre

05 April 2013
Nicholas Goodall


Letter received objecting to the proposed generating station and route corridor alignment; Mr Goodall has also presented his counter arguments to the projected enclosed in his letter.

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
Advice Note 8.2: Responding to the developer?s pre-application consultation