It’s been a long haul since the community consultation on the Galedffrwyd hydro early last year but we have finally reached the next step in the process:
An application for full planning consent for the hydro was submitted to Gwynedd Council on the 19 July 2018. The 21 day consultation period on the application opens on the 2 August and closes on the 23rd August with the decision due on the 12th September. The reference number for the application is C18/0657/16/LL and the full documents can be viewed on the Gwynedd Planning portal Track & Trace. We have been advised that the Planning office will accept submissions after the 23rd until the 12th Sept in view of current difficulties with the online planning portal. You may also view the documents in the Caernarfon Planning office by prior arrangements with the Planning Service.
In February 2018 we submitted an application to NRW for an Abstraction license – in addition to the surveys provided we have been asked to prepare a Cumulative Impact Assessment of the hydro intake on the hydro-morphology of the river in respect to the other man-made structures already present. We have just secured funding for this and the required report will be prepared by the end of September.