Despite pandemic restrictions and changes to how we all work, the process to secure consent and ensure Morlais becomes a reality has been ongoing.
As part of this consenting process a public inquiry was held and for this first time and due to Covid19 this was conducted entirely on-line. The inquiry ended mid-March with closing submissions from all parties. The final decision by Welsh Ministers is expected during the summer. The Marine License process in also on-going, Natural Resources Wales is responsible for providing consent on this aspect of the project.
In the meantime, the team continues to engage with stakeholders and partners to ensure that they are informed and updated about the project and benefits. Morlais is also looking to appoint contractors to carry out development work subject to receiving necessary consents. It is hoped that further news about this will soon be available.
To see the Morlais time line click here.