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:
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):
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.
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.