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Hirwaun Power Limited five exhaust gas emission flue stacks

SECTION 153 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND REGULATION 6 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (CHANGES TO, AND REVOCATION OF, DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MAKE A NON MATERIAL CHANGE TO THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER:

THE HIRWAUN GENERATING STATION ORDER 2015(S.I No. 1574) AS CORRECTED BY THE HIRWAUN GENERATING STATION (CORRECTION) ORDER 2015 (S.I No. 2070) AND AMENDED BY THE HIRWAUN GENERATING STATION (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2016 (S.I No. 1087)

Notice is hereby given that an application has been made by Hirwaun Power Limited (“HPL”) of Drax Power Station, Drax, Selby, United Kingdom, YO8 8PH to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a non-material change to the Hirwaun Generating Station Order 2015 (as corrected by the Hirwaun Generating Station (Correction) Order 2015 and amended by the Hirwaun Generating Station (Amendment) Order 2015) (“the Order”) under the Planning Act 2008 (“the Application”).

The Order grants development consent for the construction, operation and maintenance of a generating station with a gross ratedelectrical output of up to 299 MWe comprising up to five gas turbine generators, up to five exhaust gas emission flue stacks and other development that is part of the generating station.

The Application seeks to make non material amendments to the Order to enable the correct sequencing of construction works authorised by the Order and the provision of up to date environmental information. Part of numbered work 2E(g) of the Order, the bat mitigation structure, should be constructed before all other parts of numbered work 2 and before numbered work 1. Alternatively, updated surveys conducted since the Environmental Statement was prepared and submitted in 2012 may demonstrate that suitable bat mitigation could be included within a retained building on the site of the authorised development, with construction of a new bat mitigation structure not required.

Accordingly, non-material amendments need to be made to the structure of the Requirements contained in Schedule 2 to the Order to enable the correct sequencing of the construction works, and to allow the bat mitigation to be tailored according to the most up to date survey data on the bat population present and likely to be affected by works on the site.

 

Copies of the Application

A copy of the Application and its accompanying documents, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the land are available for inspection free of charge until 18 August 2017 at the following venue (opening times vary as listed):

 

Hirwaun Library High Street Hirwaun CF44 9SW

 

Monday CLOSED

 

Tuesday 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 6.30pm

 

Wednesday 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

 

Thursday 9am - 1pm

 

Friday 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm

 

Saturday 9am - 1pm

 

Sunday, Public Holidays CLOSED

 

The Application and its accompanying documents, plans and maps are also available to view on the Planning Inspectorate’s website: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/ wales/hirwaun-power-station

A paper copy of the Application and its accompanying documents, plans and maps can be obtained by contacting HPL at Hirwaun Power Limited, Drax Power Station, Drax, Selby, United Kingdom, YO8 8PH or info@hirwaunpower.co.uk. A charge of £50.00 will apply.

 

Any representations about the Application must be made by email to: HirwaunPower@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk, or in writing to:

Major Applications & Plans, The Planning Inspectorate,

Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN.

Please quote reference Hirwaun Power - EN010059 on any correspondence. Representations will be made public by the Planning Inspectorate.

Please note that representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 11.59pm on 18 August 2017.

 

Hirwaun Power Limited

14 July 2017

 

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