MONA OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT
MONA OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT
Published: 12 April 2023
MONA OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT (THE “PROJECT”)
PLANNING ACT 2008 – SECTION 48 ‘DUTY TO PUBLICISE’
INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009 REGULATION 4
INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 – REGULATION 13
NOTICE OF PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER (“DCO”) FOR THE MONA OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT
Notice is hereby given that Mona Offshore Wind Limited (the “Applicant”) of Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, is proposing to submit an application to the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for development consent (the “Application”) for the Project. The Applicant is a joint venture between bp Alternative Energy Investments Ltd and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.
The DCO application will cover:
- construction, operation and maintenance and decommissioning of the Project;
- the compulsory acquisition of land including rights in or over land required for the purposes of the Project, and land required to facilitate or is incidental to the Project;
- the application and/or disapplication of legislation relevant to the Project including that relating to the compulsory acquisition of land; and
- further provisions, permissions or consents as are necessary and/or convenient including a deemed marine licence.
The Project consists of a proposed offshore wind farm located in the Irish Sea, and associated offshore and onshore infrastructure. The wind farm is expected to comprise up to 107 wind turbine generators and expected to have an installed capacity of approximately 1.5GW. It will be located approximately 28km from the coast of Anglesey, approximately 40km from the north west coast of England and approximately 42km from the Isle of Man. The wind farm will form a key contribution to the UK’s target of generating 50GW of power from offshore wind by 2030.
Wind turbine generators and offshore substation platforms will be located within the offshore wind farm site. The wind turbine generators and offshore substation platforms will be connected to each other via interarray and interconnector cables and will be fixed to the seabed with foundation structures. The electricity generated by the wind turbine generators will be transported to the national grid via underground offshore and onshore cables. The cables will make landfall to the west of Pensarn and east of Llanddulas in Conwy and connect the Project to the existing National Grid substation at Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire via the Project’s onshore substation.
Environmental Impact Assessment
The Project is an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) development as defined in the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. Consequently, the Applicant will submit an Environmental Statement as part of the Application.
Information compiled about the Project so far is contained in a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR). A Non-Technical Summary (“NTS”) of the PEIR is also available.
The PEIR, NTS and other documents relating to the Project, including a draft Development Control Order (dDCO) plans and maps showing the nature and location of the Project (Consultation Documents), are available to download and view free of charge from the Project website: www.morganandmona.com. They will be available to download at the start of the statutory consultation on 19 April 2023. Details of consultation events will also be available on this website from this date
If you are unable to access the Project website, the consultation documents can be obtained by calling the project team on 0800 860 6263 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A reasonable copying charge will apply for paper copies only. Electronic copies will be provided free of charge.
Additionally, copies of the Statutory Consultation Brochure, Statutory Consultation Feedback Form, Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) and PEIR NTS can be viewed at various reference locations in the Project area from 19 April 2023. The reference locations are listed below. They can also be found on the Applicant’s website and the documents will be available for inspection both online and at these locations until 4 June 2023.
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm, 2pm-5pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Monday – Wednesday: 9am-5:30pm
Bangor Public Library
Monday – Tuesday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday – Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Henry Bloom Noble Library
Douglas Borough Council
8 Duke Street
Isle of Man
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30am-5pm
Isle of Man
Monday – Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
* Opening times for these venues are correct at the time of publication. Please confirm that times listed are still correct, if you are planning a visit.
Responding to this notice
If you wish to respond to this notice or make comments or representations in respect of the Project, these should be sent to the Applicant. Please include your name and an address where any correspondence relating to the Project can be sent.
A feedback form will be available on the project website and copies will be available at consultation events, reference locations, or can be provided on request from the community relations team, via the Project contacts below.
There are several ways to submit feedback:
- Completed hard copy feedback forms to a Project representative
- An interactive map will be available on the Project website: www.morganandmona.com
- By email to email@example.com
- In writing to FREEPOST MONA
(please be advised it is not possible to send registered post to a freepost address)
Any comments received will be reviewed by the Applicant and any appointed agent of the Applicant. Copies may be made available in due course to the Secretary of State, the Planning Inspectorate, and other relevant statutory authorities so that your comments can be noted. Responses and other representations may be copied and may be made public.
Please note that all comments and representations must be received by the Applicant by 23:59 on 4 June 2023.Mona Offshore Wind Project
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