Short window to provide important feedback on major offshore windfarm proposals

RWE have provided detailed information on their plans for the Awel Y Mor windfarm off the coast of North Wales. Land & property owners who are potentially affected by the proposals are being urged to respond before formal consultation on the plans closes on 11th October.  

The proposed wind farm will contain up to 91 turbines with a maximum height of up to 332 metres and a maximum installed generating capacity of 1.1 GW – enough to power around 900,000 homes.  As well as the wind turbines off the coast, a new onshore electricity cable will need to be constructed to transport the power generated to the national transmission network.

RWE’s proposals show the preferred cable route running from Rhyl to a new substation near St Asaph Business Park, before linking to the existing transmission network.

Richard Fearnall, from specialist property consultants Wilson Fearnall, is advising all land and property owners who might be affected by the scheme to take this important opportunity in the planning process to lodge any concerns, comments or mitigation proposals with the developer before their relatively short consultation period closes on 11th October.

Mr Fearnall comments: “Whilst we all broadly encourage and support the development of clean, green energy generation proposals, some individual land, property and business owners are going to experience a range of localised disturbance and impact during the construction and operational phases of these new developments.”

Mr Fearnall continues: “Once granted, RWE’s application for a Development Consent Order will provide them with compulsory powers to acquire the land and property rights required to build and operate the project. Affected parties will potentially have little opportunity to feed back to the project once this consultation is over so, it is vitally important that people understand the impacts now and take professional advice where necessary.”

RWE have recently announced a limited number of online and face to face information sessions that will take place during the consultation with further information and booking available through the project website: www.AwelYMor.com.

For anyone requiring independent professional support in understanding and assessing any impacts from the project, the Wilson Fearnall team is available to support and can be contacted through its website at www.wilsonfearnall.co.uk

 

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