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Consultation extended for North Wales Wind Farms Connection Project

19/05/2014

Following requests from members of the community, SP Manweb has extended the deadline to respond to its consultation on the North Wales Wind Farms Connection Project. Responses received up until midnight on Saturday 28 June 2014 will now be considered as part of the consultation.

SP Manweb is currently consulting on its North Wales Wind Farms Connection Project. The proposals consist of 17 kilometres of overhead line carried on wood poles, which are approximately 15 metres in height.

The Project will connect four proposed wind farms in the Clocaenog Forest area to an existing substation at St Asaph. The planned wind farms are Clocaenog Forest (developed by RWE npower renewables), Brenig (Brenig Wind Ltd), Nant Bach (Vattenfall) and Derwydd Bach (Tegni).

A spokesperson for SP Manweb said “We are committed to thorough pre-application consultation and we want to ensure that everyone has had plenty of time to return their comments. People who have already submitted feedback are welcome to make further comments and all comments submitted to us will be considered as part of the Project.”

Feedback can be submitted to SP Manweb in the following ways:

SP Manweb will analyse and consider all the feedback received before making any final changes to the Project. SP Manweb is aiming to submit an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate later in the year. A Consultation Report will set out how all feedback has shaped the project throughout the various stages of consultation and will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the DCO application.

SP Manweb is aiming to submit an application for a DCO to the Planning Inspectorate later in the year.

All of the project information can be found on the project’s website (www.nwwindfarmsconnection.co.uk). SP Manweb has also set up a number of locations where information about the Project can be found throughout the consultation period.

The Project’s community relations team can be contacted on 0800 021 7879 or by email at nwwindfarmsconnection@communityrelations.co.uk.

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Media Enquiries: ScottishPower Press Office – 0141 614 4660.

 

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