Consultations begin on Abergelli Farm power plant
Statutory consultation on a proposed £200m power plant at Abergelli Farm will begin today (13 October 2014).
Consultations will be held by developer Abergelli Power Ltd (APL), which was established by Watt Power, and will run until 16 November 2014.
The proposals were first presented to the local community in June.
If approved, the gas-fired plant will be built on land near the National Grid gas compressor station at Felindre, producing 299 MW of electricity. The scheme could support 150 jobs during construction and a further 15 full time roles when operational.
APL's project director Norman Campbell said: "Consultation with local communities and organisations is vitally important to us. It provides us with an opportunity to explain our project in detail and get feedback to help with the development of our proposals.
"One of the key changes we have made is to reduce the height of the stacks of the plant. Following community feedback and our technical and environmental work, we can confirm that they will be no taller than 40 metres.
"This decision is just one of the steps we have taken to minimise the environmental and visual impact of the project."
Following the consultation period, APL will submit an application for a development consent order. Subject to the planning process and financing, the plant is expected to be in commercial operation by 2019/20.