AWEL Y MOR OFFSHORE WIND FARM
AWEL Y MOR OFFSHORE WIND FARM
Published: 28 September 2023
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
AWEL Y MÔR OFFSHORE WIND FARM
THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2017
NOTICE OF A DECISION ON AN APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER GRANTING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT FOR EIA DEVELOPMENT
The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, (“the Secretary of State”) gives notice under regulation 31(2) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (“the 2017 Regulations”) that a determination has been made on an application made by Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited (“the Applicant”) for development consent under the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) for development that constitutes “Environmental Impact Assessment development” as defined in the 2017 Regulations.
The application is for the construction and operation of an offshore energy generation station off the Welsh coast in the Irish Sea, with electrical connections comprising: up to 50 offshore wind turbine generators; other offshore windfarm infrastructure including substation platforms; an interlink (by sub-sea cable) to the existing Gwynt y Môr offshore windfarm (to the east of the Proposed Development); up to two offshore export cable circuits to bring the power generated to shore; landfall and onshore electrical connections and cabling; and a new onshore substation to allow transmission of electricity to the National Grid.
The Secretary of State has decided, following consideration of the report of the Examining Authority who conducted an examination into the application, that development consent should be granted for the proposed development.
The statement of reasons for deciding to make an Order granting development consent, which has been prepared by the Secretary of State under section 116 of the 2008 Act and regulation 31(2) of the 2017 Regulations, containing the content of the decision, the requirements imposed in connection with the development, the main reasons and considerations on which the decision is based including relevant information about the participation of the public, a description of the main features to avoid, reduce and offset any major adverse effects of the development, is published on the Planning Inspectorate`s website:
The statement of reasons contains the information required by regulation 30(2) of the 2017 Regulations including information regarding the right to challenge the decision and the procedures for doing so.
Hard copies of the decision documentation will also be available to inspect at the
Planning Inspectorate’s offices (by appointment using the contact details below):
The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House
Bristol BS1 6PN
To make an appointment for inspection of the documents contact the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000 or email NIEnquiries@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.
Copies of the Secretary of State’s decision letter and the text of the Order can be obtained by writing or sending an e-mail to the Planning Inspectorate. No charge will be made for this service.
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