Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via email

Wrexham Energy Centre

28 May 2013
Steven & Joanne Goodison


E-mail received by the Planning Inspectorate from Steven and Joanne Goodison:
We wish to let you know our objections to the proposed Wrexham Power Scheme as residents of the area:
We would like to ask why they are considering building here when we don't need in this area the extra electricity which will be generated-so why here? Why not the south of England where they will be using it!
What will they do with the carbon waste? We have a wonderful recycling record here but this is something really different and specialised.
What can you tell us about the impact on Tourism in the area?
We have been led to believe that the company is based in Birmingham and is nothing to do with Wrexham Power and it has even been suggested that it may be sold before it is even built! Clearly a business for profit initiative and nothing to do with sustainable energy!
As WCBC are clearly installing solar energy with solar panels on their rented properties why are they not going down the renewable energies path?
We have serious concerns re health issues particularly with the village primary school in close proximity to the station and pylons as well as all our local families.

Advice given

Thank you for your e-mail dated 20 May 2013 in regard to the above project. Your e-mail is useful for us to monitor emerging issues in response to a pre-application proposal. As you may be aware, however, The Planning Inspectorate can accept this letter for information purposes only at this stage.
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. I therefore encourage you to contact the developer directly at this stage of the process as this is the best time to influence a project. I am aware that, to date the applicant has carried out informal consultation on this project.
At the pre-application stage of the process, the developer is required to carry out extensive statutory consultation (under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008) on the proposals before submitting their application to the Planning Inspectorate. This 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. The length of time taken to prepare and consult on the project will vary depending upon its scale and complexity.
Once the application has been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate 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 consult and have taken account of any relevant responses from persons they are required to consult under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008.
I have enclosed copies of the following Planning Inspectorate 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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