abergelli power

Planning & Consultation

Consultation

Public consultation is an integral part of the Abergelli Power project that will take place before any planning application is made in order to help shape the final application.

APL first shared its initial plans for the Project at public exhibitions in June 2014. Since this period of non-statutory consultation, APL has responded to and acted upon comments on its plans.

The subsequent period of statutory consultation will take place from 13 October 2014 to 16 November 2014. This consultation will include the following public exhibitions:

  • Llangyfelach Village Hall, Heol Pentrefelin Road, Llangyfelach, Swansea SA5 7JD. Wednesday 22 October 2014, 15:00 – 20:00.
  • Felindre Welfare Hall, Felindre, Swansea SA5 7NA. Thursday 23 October 2014, 14:00 – 19:00.
  • Forge Fach Resource Centre, Hebron Road, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5EJ. Friday 24 October 2014, 14:00 – 19:00.
  • Tircoed Village Hall, Y Cyswllt, Tircoed SA4 9QZ. Saturday 25 October 2014, 09:00 – 13:00.

Abergelli Power Limited has prepared a Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) in cooperation with the City and County of Swansea Council. The SoCC provides further detail about how individuals living and working locally, as well as other interests such as local businesses and local civic/community organisations, can comment on the proposals to construct and operate the Project. The document is available to view in the ‘Key Documents’ part of this website.

For the purpose of consultation, APL has prepared a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) for the Project and a non-technical summary (NTS) of the PEIR. The SoCC, PEIR and PEIR NTS will be available for viewing free of charge from 13 October 2014 until 16 November 2014 at the following locations (opening times vary):

  • Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN. Tel: 01792 636464. Tue-Fri; 8.30-20.00. Sat-Sun; 10.00-16.00.
  • Clydach Library, High Street, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5LN. Tel: 01792 843300. Mon-Sat; 9.30-17.30.
  • Gorseinon Library, 15 West Street, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4AA. Tel: 01792 516780. Mon-Thurs; 9.00-18.00. Fri; 9.00-19.00. Sat; 9.00-17.00.
  • Morriston Library, Treharne Road, Morriston, Swansea SA6 7AA. Tel: 01792 516770. Mon-Fri; 9.00-18.00. Sat; 9.00-17.00.
  • Pontarddulais Library, St Michael’s Avenue, Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TE. Tel: 01792 882822. Mon-Thu; 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00. Fri; 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. Sat; 10.00-13.00.

The documents are also available for viewing free of charge at the office of City & County of Swansea Council, Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9GJ (01792 636000) from 13 October 2014 until 16 November 2014 between 8.30–17.00 Monday – Thursday and 8.30–16.30 Friday.

Information about the project will also be distributed to local households and businesses during the statutory consultation period.

Planning

The Project is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, which means that a Development Consent Order (DCO) is required to build, operate and maintain it.

The DCO Application will be examined by the Planning Inspectorate who will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Secretary of State). The final decision on the Application will be made by the Secretary of State.

The Project is in a position to submit an application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate and APL will continue to monitor market conditions to determine the appropriate time for submission.