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PUBLIC NOTICE MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009

Published: 16 March 2021

MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 
MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2007 
MORLAIS TIDAL STREAM DEMONSTATION PROJECT LOCATED TO THE WEST OF ANGLESEY 
Notice is hereby given that Menter Môn Morlais Limited has furnished Natural Resources Wales (“NRW”) with further information in relation to the above application pursuant to regulation 14 of the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (‘the EIA Regulations’). Notice of the application and the environmental statement was published on 27 November 2019 and the 4 December 2019, and subsequently notices related to the application were published on the 29 July 2020 and the 5 August 2020. 
Menter Môn Morlais Limited has applied to NRW for a marine licence under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 for a tidal demonstration project located to the West of Anglesey. The project requires EIA consent and is subject to the requirement for an environmental impact assessment (‘EIA’) under 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 further information as well as the Environmental Statement and all other information can be obtained online from https://publicregister.naturalresources.wales/ or by emailing NRW at permittingconsultations@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.  
You can search for the document using the application reference number ORML1938. 
In light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) a hard copy of the application and supporting documents will not be available in a public place at this time. 
Any person wishing to make representations regarding the further information should do so by writing to NRW at the Permitting Service, Natural Resources Wales, Cambria House, 29 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0TP or through our website at 
https://ymgynghori.cyfoethnaturiol.cymru/english within 42 days of this notice. Representations must be in writing, 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.  

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