My latest press release on the Biomass Plant is below
‘As a result of my interventions and oral question to the Environment Minister on 14th February in the Senedd, I welcome this initiative and I am pleased that Welsh Ministers are considering an Environmental Impact Assessment on the Biomass Plant on Barry Docks.
I have made repeated calls for an EIA and I consider this to be of absolute importance, despite the granting on 7th February of an Environmental Permit by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
I am convinced that there are outstanding technical issues which are still to be addressed. These are: –
(i) Air Quality Assessment
(ii) Noise Assessment
(iii) Fuel Safety
(iv) Fire Safety
(v) Consultation process
(vi) Failure to disclose information
I think that a direction under the EIA Regulations is crucial and I look forward to the Company’s response to the rigorous questions put to them by the Welsh Government.’
Notes for Editors
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2016; SCHEDULE 5 (PART 1, PARAGRAPH 4)
BIOMASS UK No.2 LTD
APPLICATION NUMBER: PAN – 000869
Welsh Ministers are considering making a direction under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017 (“the EIA regulations”) in relation to the development which is the subject of the above application. It is understood that the Welsh Government Planning Directorate is minded to direct that the Biomass Plant on Barry Docks is an EIA development.