MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2007
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MORLAIS TIDAL STREAM DEMONSTATION PROJECT LOCATED TO THE WEST OF ANGLESEY
Notice is hereby given that Menter Môn Morlais Limited has applied to Natural Resources Wales (“NRW”) for a marine licence to carry out a regulated activity under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009. The project requires EIA consent and is subject to the requirement for an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (“the EIA Regulations”). An environmental statement has been prepared by the applicant.
The application is for a Tidal Stream Demonstration Project that will provide a consented tidal technology demonstration zone, specifically designed for the installation and commercial demonstration of multiple arrays of tidal energy devices up to an installed capacity of 240Megawatts. The offshore development area where proposed installation can be placed covers an area of 35km2 to the west of Anglesey. The Project will include communal infrastructure for tidal technology developers which provides a shared route to a local grid connection via nine export cable tails, an onshore landfall substation, and an onshore electrical cable route to a grid connection via a grid connection substation.
Copies of the environmental statement and other documents required by the EIA Regulations are available for public inspection free of charge during normal office hours of 9am to 5pm at Cardiff Permitting Service, Natural Resources Wales, Cambria House, 29 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0TP, also during normal office hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Anglesey Business Centre, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Bryn Cefni Business Park, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7XA, 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (9.30am to 1pm Wednesday) and from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday at the Holyhead Library, Market Hall, Stanley Street, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1HH and 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday at Town Hall, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7LR for a period of 42 days from the date of this notice.
Copies of the environmental statement and the above documents can also be obtained online from https://naturalresources.wales/permits-and-permissions/permit-applications-consultations-and-decisions/current-consultations-marine-licence-applicantions/?lang=en or by emailing NRW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If printed copies of the above documents are requested, a charge not exceeding reasonable copying costs may be payable.
Any person wishing to make representations regarding the application and the environmental statement should do so by writing to NRW to the Permitting Service, Natural Resources Wales, Cambria House, 29 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0TP or by email to email@example.com within 42 days of this notice. Representations should be dated and clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of the person making the representation.
Please quote reference number ORML1938 in all correspondence.
Representations received from members of the public will be dealt with in accordance with Schedule 5 of the EIA Regulations. Copies of written representations received by NRW will be sent to the applicant and may also be made publicly available.
NRW is an appropriate authority under the EIA Regulations and has been delegated functions as the appropriate licensing authority by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. In determining the application, NRW may grant EIA consent for the project; grant EIA consent for the project with conditions attached; or, refuse EIA consent for the project.