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OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2021

OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2021

Published: 24 August 2021

AWEL Y MÔR OFFSHORE WIND FARM

SECTION 48 PLANNING ACT 2008

REGULATION 4 INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009

THE AWEL Y MÔR OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2021

NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER ("DCO")

Notice is hereby given that Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited (the "Applicant") of Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN5 6PB proposes to apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for the above mentioned Development Consent Order (the "Application").

The Application relates to the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of an offshore wind farm located approximately 10 kilometres off the coast of North Wales in the Irish Sea; including up to 91 wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure making landfall at Ffrith Beach, east of Rhyl, and in the County of Denbighshire, the installation of underground cables and the construction of an electrical substation and associated infrastructure in order to connect the development to the National Grid’s existing substation at Bodelwyddan (the "Project").

The proposed DCO will, amongst other things, authorise components including:

Offshore

  • 1An offshore wind turbine generating station with a gross electrical output capacity of over 100 megawatts, comprising up to 91 wind turbine generators with associated foundations, a maximum rotor diameter of 300m and a maximum tip height of 332m above Mean High Water Springs (MHWS).
  • 2Up to two offshore substation platforms with associated foundations.
  • 3One meteorological mast with associated foundations, LiDAR buoys and navigational buoys.
  • 4Installation of a subsea cable to the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.
  • 5A network of subsea inter-array cables including cable protection, connecting the wind turbines to each other and to the offshore substation platforms including cable crossings.
  • 6Up to two subsea cable circuits including cable crossings, cable protection, cofferdams and trenchless installation works from the offshore substation platforms to shore, with a total cable length of approximately 65 km.
  • 7Scour protection, as required, for foundations and cables.

    Onshore

  • 8Transition joint bays to connect the offshore cables and the onshore cables at Rhyl.
  • 9Up to two buried cable circuits from the transition joint bays at Rhyl under the A525, the River Clwyd, the A547 and the A55 toa new electrical substation west of the St Asaph Business Park at Bodelwyddan, including cable ducts, jointing and trenchless installation works.
  • 10The construction of a new electrical substation at Bodelwyddan together with associated equipment, accesses, landscaping and a temporary construction compound.
  • 11Up to two buried 400kV cable circuits connecting thenew substation to the National Grid substation at Bodelwyddan, including cable ducts, jointing and trenchless installation works.
  • 12Temporary construction areas and access roads together with works to secure vehicular and/or pedestrian means of access for the Project, including alterations to bridges and removal and remediation of groynes.
  • 13The permanent and compulsory acquisition of land and/or rights for the Project.
  • 14Overriding of easements and other rights over or affecting land for the Project.
  • 15The application and/or disapplication of legislation relevant to the Project including, inter alia legislation relating to compulsory acquisition.
  • 16Such ancillary, incidental and consequential provisions, permits and consents as are necessary and/or convenient.

The Project is Environmental Impact Assessment Development. Accordingly, the Applicant will be making preliminary environmental information available. A copy of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and non-technical summary (NTS), which includes details of the proposals, may be inspected free of charge in the exhibition section of the Applicant’s website:

https://exhibition.awelymor.cymru/ which also contains other information on the Project.

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions the NTS, as well as other consultation materials, will also be available in hard copy at the deposit locations below.  Please check the facility’s website in advance to confirm opening hours and any booking requirements to access the documents digitally.

 

Location

Address

Dates available

Opening hours

Denbighshire

Prestatyn Library:Kings Ave, Prestatyn LL19 9LH, UK

31 August – 11 October 2021

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/libraries/prestatyn.aspx

 

Rhyl Library:11A Church St, Rhyl LL18 3AA, UK

As above

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/libraries/rhyl.aspx

 

RhuddlanLibrary:9 Vicarage Ln,Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 2UE, UK

As above

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/libraries/rhuddlan.aspx

 

St AsaphLibrary:Library, The Roe, Saint Asaph LL17 0LU, UK

As above

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/libraries/st-asaph.aspx

Flintshire

Holywell Library:Holywell Leisure Centre, North Road, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7UZFlintshire

As above

https://aura.wales/holywell-library/

Conwy

Colwyn Bay Library: Woodland Rd West, Colwyn Bay LL29 7DH

 

As above

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Libraries/Libraries-and-opening-times/Colwyn-Bay-Library.aspx

 

Llandudno Library:
48 Mostyn St, Llandudno LL30 2RP

 

As above

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Libraries/Libraries-and-opening-times/Llandudno-Library.aspx

 

Abergele Library:

Market St, Abergele LL22 7BP

 

As above

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Libraries/Libraries-and-opening-times/Abergele-Library.aspx

 

Llanfairfechan Library:
Village Rd, Llanfairfechan LL33 0AA

 

 

As above

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Libraries/Libraries-and-opening-times/Llanfairfechan-Library.aspx

Gwynedd

BangorPublicLibrary

Gwynedd Road, LL57 1DT

As above

https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Residents/Libraries-and-archives/Your-local-library/Bangor-library.aspx

Isle of Anglesey

LlyfrgellPorthaethwyLibrary:Wood St, Menai Bridge LL59 5AS, United Kingdom

As above

https://www.anglesey.gov.uk/en/Residents/Libraries/Find-your-local-library/Menai-Bridge-Library.aspx

 

Beaumaris Library: Grammar School Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8AL

As above

https://www.anglesey.gov.uk/en/Residents/Libraries/Find-your-local-library/Beaumaris-Library.aspx

 

If you require alternative methods for inspection of the PEIR, please telephone the Applicant on: 0800 197 8232  or email: awelymor@rwe.com. We are able to provide guidance on using the project website or can, upon request, provide a USB stick free-of-charge containing the PEIR. Hard copies of the NTS, the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC), and the Consultation Questionnaire can also be provided free-of-charge upon request during the consultation period. Hard copies of the PEIR will be subject to a maximum charge of £1,000 to cover printing costs.

 

The documents (which include plans showing the location of the proposed development) will be available for inspection from 31 August 2021 until 11 October 2021

Any responses in respect of the Project should be sent by email to awelymor@rwe.com or by post to  Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, RWE Renewables UK Ltd, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 6PB.

Any response must be in writing and be received at the above addresses on or before 11 October 2021.  Responses should explain who is making the response and give an address for future correspondence.  Responses may be made public.

Please note that any consultation responses received after this date may not be considered.

24 August 2021

 

FFERM WYNT ALLTRAETH AWEL Y MÔR

ADRAN 48, DEDDF CYNLLUNIO 2008

RHEOLIAD 4 CYNLLUNIO SEILWAITH (CEISIADAU: FFURFLENNI A GWEITHDREFNAU RHAGNODEDIG) RHEOLIADAU 2009

GORCHYMYN FFERM WYNT ALLTRAETH AWEL Y MÔR 2021

HYSBYSIAD YN CYHOEDDI CAIS ARFAETHEDIG AM ORCHYMYN CYDSYNIAD DATBLYGU (“DCO”)

Hysbysir drwy hyn fod Fferm Wynt Alltraeth Awel y Môr Cyfyngedig (yr "Ymgeisydd") o Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, Y Deyrnas Unedig, SN5 6PB yn bwriadu gwneud cais i’r Ysgrifennydd Gwladol dros Fusnes, Ynni a Strategaeth Ddiwydiannol o dan Adran 37 Deddf Cynllunio 2008 am y Gorchymyn Caniatâd Datblygu a grybwyllir uchod (y "Cais").

Mae’r Cais yn ymwneud ag adeiladu, gweithredu, cynnal a chadw a datgomisiynu fferm wynt ar y môr sydd tua 10 cilometr oddi ar arfordir Gogledd Cymru ym Môr Iwerddon; gan gynnwys hyd at 91 generadur tyrbin gwynt a seilwaith cysylltiedig sy’n cyrraedd y lan yn Nhraeth Ffrith, i’r dwyrain o’r Rhyl, yn Sir Ddinbych, gosod ceblau tanddaearol ac adeiladu is-orsaf drydanol a seilwaith cysylltiedig er mwyn cysylltu’r datblygiad ag is-orsaf bresennol y Grid Cenedlaethol ym Modelwyddan (y "Prosiect").

Bydd y Gorchymyn arfaethedig, ymysg pethau eraill, yn awdurdodi’r cydrannau gan gynnwys:

Ar y môr

  • 1Gorsaf gynhyrchu tyrbin gwynt ar y môr gyda chapasiti allbwn trydan gros o dros 100 megawat, sy’n cynnwys hyd at 91 generadur tyrbin gwynt gyda sylfeini cysylltiedig, diamedr rotor o 300m ar y mwyaf ac uchder ton uchaf o 332m uwchlaw’r Cymedr Penllanw Gorllanw (MHWS).
  • 2Hyd at ddau blatfform is-orsaf ar y môr gyda sylfeini cysylltiedig.
  • 3Un mast meteorolegol gyda sylfeini cysylltiedig, bwiau LiDAR a bwiau mordwyol.
  • 4Gosod cebl dan y môr i Fferm Wynt Alltraeth Gwynt y Môr.
  • 5Rhwydwaith o geblau ‘inter-array’ o dan y môr gan gynnwys cyfarpar diogelu ceblau, cysylltu’r tyrbinau gwynt â’i gilydd ac â phlatfformau’r is-orsaf ar y môr gan gynnwys croesfannau ceblau.
  • 6Hyd at ddwy gylched ceblau dan y môr gan gynnwys croesfannau ceblau, cyfarpar diogelu ceblau, argaeau coffr a gwaith gosod heb ddefnyddio ffosydd o blatfformau’r is-orsaf ar y môr i’r lan, gyda chyfanswm hyd y cebl oddeutu 65 km.

     

  • 7Diogelu’r sylfeini a cheblau rhag cyrcydu, yn ôl yr angen.

    Ar y tir

  • 8Newid baeau uno i gysylltu’r ceblau ar y môr a’r ceblau ar y tir yn y Rhyl.
  • 9Hyd at ddwy gylched ceblau wedi’u claddu o’r baeau uno trosiannol yn y Rhyl o dan yr A525, Afon Clwyd, yr A547 a’r A55 i is-orsaf drydanol newydd i’r gorllewin o Barc Busnes Llanelwy ym Modelwyddan, gan gynnwys pibelli ceblau, uniadau a gwaith gosod heb ddefnyddio ffosydd.
  • 10Adeiladu is-orsaf drydanol newydd ym Modelwyddan ynghyd ag offer cysylltiedig, mynedfeydd, tirlunio a chompownd adeiladu dros dro.
  • 11Hyd at ddwy gylched geblau 400kV wedi’u claddu sy’n cysylltu’r is-orsaf newydd ag is-orsaf y National Grid ym Modelwyddan, gan gynnwys pibellau ceblau, uniadau a gwaith gosod heb ddefnyddio ffosydd.
  • 12Mannau adeiladu a ffyrdd mynediad dros dro ynghyd â gwaith i sicrhau mynediad i gerbydau a/neu gerddwyr ar gyfer y Prosiect, gan gynnwys addasiadau i bontydd a thynnu ac adfer grwynau.
  • 13Caffael tir a/neu hawliau’n barhaol ac yn orfodol ar gyfer y Prosiect.
  • 14Diystyru hawddfreintiau a hawliau eraill dros neu sy’n effeithio ar dir ar gyfer y Prosiect.
  • 15Cymhwyso a/neu ddatgymhwyso deddfwriaeth sy’n berthnasol i’r Prosiect gan gynnwys, ymysg pethau eraill, deddfwriaeth sy’n ymwneud â chaffael gorfodol.
  • 16Y darpariaethau, trwyddedau a chaniatadau ategol, achlysurol a chanlyniadol ag sy’n angenrheidiol a/neu’n gyfleus.

Mae’r Prosiect yn Ddatblygiad Asesiad o'r Effaith Amgylcheddol. Yn unol â hynny, bydd yr Ymgeisydd yn sicrhau bod gwybodaeth amgylcheddol ragarweiniol ar gael. Gellir edrych ar gopi o’r Adroddiad Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol Ragarweiniol (PEIR) a’r crynodeb annhechnegol (NTS), sy’n cynnwys manylion y cynigion, yn rhad ac am ddim yn adran arddangos gwefan yr Ymgeisydd: https://exhibition.awelymor.cymru/ sydd hefyd yn cynnwys gwybodaeth arall am y Prosiect.

Yn amodol ar gyfyngiadau COVID-19, bydd yr NTS, yn ogystal â deunyddiau ymgynghori eraill, hefyd ar gael ar ffurf copi caled yn y lleoliadau isod.  Edrychwch ar wefan y cyfleuster ymlaen llaw i gadarnhau’r oriau agor ac unrhyw ofynion archebu er mwyn cael gafael ar y dogfennau’n ddigidol.

Os oes angen dulliau eraill arnoch i archwilio’r PEIR, ffoniwch yr Ymgeisydd ar: 0800 197 8232 neu anfonwch neges e-bost at: awelymor@rwe.com. Gallwn roi arweiniad ar ddefnyddio gwefan y prosiect neu, ar gais, gallwn roi cof bach rhad ac am ddim sy’n cynnwys y PEIR. Gellir rhoi copïau caled o’r NTS, y Datganiad o Ymgynghori Cymunedol (SoCC), a’r Holiadur Ymgynghori yn rhad ac am ddim hefyd ar gais yn ystod y cyfnod ymgynghori. Codir uchafswm ffi o £1,000 am gopïau caled o’r PEIR ar gyfer costau argraffu.

 

Bydd y dogfennau (sy’n cynnwys cynlluniau sy’n dangos lleoliad y datblygiad arfaethedig) ar gael rhwng 31 Awst 2021 ac 11 Hydref 2021. 

Dylid anfon unrhyw ymatebion mewn perthynas â’r Prosiect drwy e-bost at awelymor@rwe.com neu drwy’r post i Fferm Wynt Alltraeth Awel y Môr Cyf/ Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, RWE Renewables UK Ltd, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 6PB.

Rhaid i unrhyw ymateb fod yn ysgrifenedig ac wedi dod i law yn y cyfeiriadau uchod ar 11 Hydref 2021 neu cyn hynny.  Dylai’r ymatebion egluro pwy sy’n gwneud yr ymateb a rhoi cyfeiriad ar gyfer gohebiaeth yn y dyfodol.  Gellir cyhoeddi ymatebion.

Cofiwch efallai na fydd unrhyw ymatebion i’r ymgynghoriad a ddaw i law ar ôl y dyddiad hwn yn cael eu hystyried.

24 Awst 2021


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