Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd wishes to apply for permission to construct and operate an offshore wind farm in an area off the north Wales coast known as Gwynt y Môr. The location of the proposed Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm project is shown in Figure 1.1. The plans showing the areas covered by the relevant consents required for Gwynt y Môr are presented in Chapter 3 of this Environmental Statement. This document fulfils the requirements under Town and Country Planning Act (TCPA) and Electricity Act Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) regulations.
This Environmental Statement is provided in support of the application for the variety of consents required to construct and operate the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. It is intended to provide details on the proposed project, the need for and the benefits of the proposed wind farm, the regulatory framework controlling its development and operation, descriptions of the existing, baseline environment and an assessment of the potential positive and negative effects of the project.
This Environmental Statement provides the information required to allow the Secretary of State to come to a balanced view on the potential costs and benefits of the scheme when deciding on the award of consents and the development of the associated consent conditions.