Town and Country Planning

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Abergelli Power Limited




1. Notice is hereby given that Abergelli Power Limited (“APL”) of Drax Power Station, Drax, Selby North Yorkshire, YO8 8PH, intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for a Development Consent Order (“DCO”) under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) to authorise the construction, operation and maintenance of a gas-fired power generation plant, laydown area and access road on land adjacent to the Felindre Gas Compressor Station at Abergelli Farm, Swansea, south Wales. APL’s DCO application is likely to be submitted in Q2 of 2018.

2. APL has been acquired by Drax Group plc to develop the Project. Drax Group plc is seeking to develop electricity generation projects on land at Abergelli Farm and elsewhere in the UK to support the UK Government's drive to a low carbon economy.

3. The proposed DCO would, among other things, license and authorise:

a. The construction, operation and maintenance of an Open Cycle Gas Turbine (“OCGT”) peaking power generating station fuelled by natural gas with a rated electrical output of up to 299 megawatts (MW), including one Gas Turbine Generator with one exhaust gas flue stack (up to 45m in height), air inlet filter house, air inlet duct and exhaust diffuser.

b. Provision of:

i. Control Room / office / workshop building to monitor the plant operation and house plant controls;

ii. Emergency Generator, comprising a small diesel fired generator;

iii. Natural Gas Receiving Station, including a compression station, emergency generator, Joule-Thompson boilers and auxiliary control cabinets;

iv. Gatehouse providing security and logging site attendance and deliveries;

v. Demineralised Water Tank for the Generating Equipment;

vi. Raw / Fire Water Tank;

vii. Fin-Fan Coolers to provide cooling to the Generating Equipment;

viii. Transformer Compound, including a generator step-up transformer, unit and other transformers, an overhead line gantry and associated equipment;

ix. Telemetry apparatus including electrical cabinets;

x. An Access Road to the Project Site from the B4489 to the west;

xi. A temporary construction Laydown Area for the storage of materials, plant and equipment as well as containing site accommodation and welfare facilities, temporary car parking and temporary fencing;

xii. Permanent Maintenance Compound during the operational phase of the Project;

xiii. Ecological Mitigation Area for potential reptile translocation and ecological enhancement;

xiv. Permanent parking and drainage to include a site foul, oily water and surface water drainage system;

xv. Security infrastructure, fencing and lighting columns.

c. Tree and hedge removal within the Project Site boundary as required.

d. Replacement and compensatory planting, landscaping and, as required, ecological mitigation.

e. If required, the temporary prohibition or restriction on the use of public footpath(s) during the construction works described above.

f. If required, permanent and temporary changes to the highway network.

g. Compulsory acquisition of land and/or rights in land.

h. If required, overriding of easements and other rights over or affecting land.

i. The application and/or disapplication of relevant legislation as may be required.

j. Such ancillary, incidental and consequential works, provisions, permits, consents, waivers or releases as are necessary and/or convenient for successful construction, operation and maintenance.

4. Separate applications will be submitted to City & County of Swansea Council under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) for connections to the new gas and electricity networks.

5. The gas and electricity connections, together with the Power Generation Plant comprise the “Project”.

6. Due to the nature and size of the Project, APL is undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”). The Project is classified as EIA development under the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (the “2009 Regulations”). The proposed application for the DCO will be accompanied by an Environmental Statement (“ES”). The ES will provide a detailed description of the Project, the likely significant environmental effects, and how any adverse effects will be mitigated. APL requested a scoping opinion from the Secretary of State prior to 16 May 2017 and in accordance with the transitional provisions in Regulation 37(2)(a) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017, the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 will continue to apply to the application by APL for a DCO.

7. Information (including plans and maps) so far compiled about the nature and location of the Project and the Project's likely significant environmental effects is contained in a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (“2018 PEIR”) and a non-technical summary. These documents will be available to view or download free of charge from the Project website from 16 January 2018. The website is located at the following link:

8. The documents will also be available for viewing free of charge from 16 January 2018 until 19 February 2018 at the following libraries (opening times vary):

Swansea Central Library

Civic Centre

Oystermouth Road

Swansea SA1 3SN

(01792) 636464

Clydach Library

54-56 High Street


Swansea SA6 5LN

(01792) 843300

Gorseinon Library

15 West Street


Swansea SA4 4AA

(01792) 516780

Morriston Library

13A Pentrepoeth Road


Swansea SA6 6AA

(01792) 516770

Pontarddulais Library

12 St Michael's Avenue


Swansea SA4 8TE

(01792) 882822

Monday CLOSED 9.30-17.30 9.00-18.00 9.00-18.00 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
Tuesday 8.30-20.00 9.30-17.30 9.00-18.00 9.00-18.00 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
Wednesday 8.30-20.00 9.30-17.30 9.00-18.00 9.00-18.00 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
Thursday 8.30-20.00 9.30-17.30 9.00-18.00 9.00-18.00 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
Friday 8.30-20.00 9.30-18.30 9.00-19.00 9.00-18.00 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00
Saturday 10.00-16.00 9.30-16.30 9.00-17.00 9.00-17.00 9.00- 13.00

9. The documents will also be available for viewing free of charge at public exhibitions which will be held by APL at the following locations and times:

7th February 2018

16:00 – 19:00

Llangyfelach Church Hall,

Swansea Road, Llangyfelach, Swansea SA5 7JA

8th February 2018

15.30 – 18.30

Forge Fach Resource Centre,

Hebron Road, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5EJ

9th February 2018

17:00 – 20:00

Tircoed Village Hall,

Y Cyswllt, Tircoed SA4 9QZ

10th February 2018

10:00 – 13:00

Felindre Welfare Hall,

Felindre, Swansea SA5 7NA

10. A reasonable copying charge may apply, up to a maximum of £250, for the full suite of documents and £10 for an electronic copy on CD. Copies of individual documents are also available on request. The documents can be obtained by contacting: Abergelli Power Limited, 49 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD / / 01792957026.

11. If you wish to respond to this notice, or make representations in respect of the Project, these should be sent to APL. Please include your name and an address where correspondence about the response can be sent. Representations may be submitted in the following ways:

a. Website:

b. Email:

c. Freepost: Freepost ABERGELLI POWER

d. Phone: 01792957026

12. Your comments will be analysed by APL and any appointed agent of APL. Copies may be made available, in due course, to the Planning Inspectorate, Secretary of State and other relevant statutory authorities so that your comments can be noted. We will request that your personal details are not placed on the public record. Your personal details will be held securely by APL and any appointed agent of APL in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be used solely in connection with the consultation process and subsequent development consent application(s) and, except as noted above, will not be passed to any third parties.

13. Please note that APL must receive all responses by 5pm on 19 February 2018.